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In memory of Jimmy Mascarenhas (PLA 40)

Robert Chambers

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Jimmy Mascarenhas passed away on 5th January 2001. He had been briefly in intensive care with a respiratory disorder. For the participation community, this is an immense and untimely loss. Jimmy will be remembered as a great innovator and disseminator. While working with MYRADA in South India and later with OUTREACH, the NGO he started, his part in the discovery, development and dissemination of the methods and approaches of PRA was seminal.

This article was published in PLA 40: Deliberative Democracy and Citizen Empowerment (February 2001). Participatory Learning and Action (PLA, formerly PLA Notes) is the world's leading series on participatory learning and action approaches and methods. PLA publishes articles on participation aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics, students and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board.

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