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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 9 PRA, social tremors and rolling heads: thoughts on PRA and empowerment


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 9 PRA, social tremors and rolling heads: thoughts on PRA and empowerment Author Name How far should facilitators go? 1970s. Poor peasants had counted on her for protection against landowners when they Participation in social processes of analysis protested against their feudal conditions, a and planning can be an empowering protection she was unable to provide. In experience, not only for the individuals and Honduras I myself had to withdraw from a the community involved, but also a liberating discussion of land-occupation as a solution to if frequently tense experience for the hunger in Santa Barbara villages, pointing out that Save the Children Fund could not support facilitator. Communities are never socially and nominally illegal activities, even though this economically homogeneous, and most PRA might well be just, and certainly had potential exercises uncover conflicts of interest. Empowerment in such situations can reveal for more local maize and bean production. new and exciting avenues for development and change, out of which choices have to be made. Being part of participatory discussions of what The resolution of interests usually passes people perceive as crucial issues often presents facilitators with dilemmas about their own through tension ...

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