Welcome to Praxis - Institute for Participatory Practices
Praxis - Institute for Participatory Practices is committed to mainstreaming the voices of the poor and marginalised sections of the society in the process of development. This stems from the belief that for development to be sustainable, the process must be truly participative.
Praxis devises practices to enhance the participation of the community in all its endeavors while at the same time acknowledging that ‘participation’ is not a technical or a mechanical process that can be realised through the application of a set of static and universal tools and techniques, but rather a political process that requires challenging the existing power structure. Thus, for us, the community is not seen as an object but rather as an agent of change.
From Beneficiaries to Agents of Change was launched in Chennai on January 23rd in the presence of members of marginalised communities who can use the self-administrable tools in the book to assess their community mobilisation process. The book has been put together and validated by Praxis with inputs from several community-based organisations in Tamil Nadu and Manipur. It can be used for anybody wanting to assess community preparedness for vulnerability reduction.
Praxis Institute for Participatory Practices successfully launched its Read Aloud series of participatory storybooks for children and young adults at Odyssey’s flagship store in Adyar, Chennai
Praxis and the Avahan-India AIDS Initiative
Understanding development from a people's perspective
Blog. Debate. Read. Write
Pictures of rural India.
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