Praxis has emerged as an independent 'one-stop centre' for undertaking participatory action research, training and advocacy work pertaining to various facets of development projects. Our work vindicates the growing mandate across the geographical boundaries that for development to be sustainable and equitable, there is an urgent need to ensure good governance practices and process. 

Keeping this belief at the forefront, Praxis is currently involved with a number of projects dealing with various thematic areas:

Participation Today



A discussion with sector experts including


Robert Chambers Professor, Institute of Development Studies 

Sandeep Chahchra Executive Director, ActionAid India 

S. Parasuraman Director, Tata Institute for Social Sciences


Date 8th March 2017

Time 9.30 am - 1.30 pm

Venue USI Residency Resorts, C1, Rao Tula Ram Marg, Shankar Vihar, New Delhi - 110057



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Voice for Change: Creating an inclusive development agenda in the Post-2015 context


There is a growing interest among global civil society and state actors on how to decide what should replace the Millennium Development Goals after 2015. The United Nations announced a 27-member High-level Panel to advise on the post-2015 global development framework. At the same time, organisations across the world have been reaching out to poor and marginalised people to make their voices heard before the policies determining their fate are framed.

To contribute to this process, Praxis initiated the Voice for Change Initiative. 



Through participatory videos, digital story-telling and action research, Praxis has integrated voices of excluded and marginalised communities on their aspirations for an equitable world in the post-2015 development framework. The initiative, called the Voice For Change, aims at creating spaces for direct interactions between marginalised groups and policy-makers and those who effect change, as well as similar communities across the world. You can read in detail about the Voice For Change initiative here





Participatory Video Processes with Marginalised communities

Praxis has facilitated participatory video processes with members of several marginalised communities across the country to feed into the post-2015 development debates. The films can be viewed at Read more about the Voice for Change initiative of Praxis




A Background

The Millennium Development Goals have a deadline that ends in 2015. Voices across the globe have been coming together to influence a post-2015 development framework that is more inclusive in its outlook and empowering in its possibilities.

Keeping this in mind, Praxis has organised a series of participatory video processes with sexual minorities and city makers in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and city-makers in Delhi. The participants not only debated on what they had gained in the eight goals that expire in 2015, but also came up with some views they felt must be incorporated in the post-2015 framework. Together, the process focused on how life should change for marginalised communities by 2025.

Alongside, the participants learned to handle a camera, learned the art and craft of film making and donned multiple roles as camera person, sound person, floor manager, director and editor to plan and shoot a film that conveyed their goals and dreams in the post-2015 framework. 

The Process

The six-day process included brainstorming about issues central to marginalised communities, the way exclusion plays out in daily life through stereo-typing and direct as well as indirect forms of discrimination, analysis of the causes for the same and possible solutions to make the world more inclusive. The discussions were carried out using the medium of participatory video to help bring participants together. This was followed by a story-boarding process, which was then executed by the participants to make a film that they own completely – in terms of content, context and product.

The films can be viewed at







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