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PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988-2001 8 The organic process of participation and empowerment in REFLECT


Document begins: PLA Notes CD-ROM 1988­2001 8 The organic process of participation and empowerment in REFLECT Bimal Phnuyal Summary come to realise why literacy or illiteracy is a political and structural issue rather than a Experience with REFLECT shows that literacy personal and "educational" issue. in itself is not sufficient to empower people unless conscious and planned efforts are made The use of participatory tools helps to structure the analysis in a systematic way. Each to interweave it with a participatory and participant has the opportunity to contribute empowering development process. This article their perspective and experience. A continuous raises some questions about understanding the process of empowerment, as well as sharing visual recording of perceived facts, tentative practical observations about the organic figures and different life experiences is a process of participation and empowerment in powerful way to explore the complexity of our REFLECT. environment. Awareness of social stratification is a primary step towards critical and in-depth social analysis. In REFLECT, this analysis PRA experiences from around the world show develops from an individual to a collective that the use of participatory tools and experience, from household to community techniques in appraisal, planning or implementation is only one of ...

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