May 30, 2023
3:15 pm to 5:45 pm
Online via Zoom
Dean, School of Human Settlement of XIM University, Bhubaneshwar
The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH) invite you to a workshop on:
Capacity Building of Urban Local Bodies: What early experiences from Panchayats can teach us
Speaker: Kajri Misra, Dean, School of Human Settlement of XIM University, Bhubaneshwar
Tuesday, 30 May 2023, 3:45 PM IST onwards. The event will be held over Zoom.
About the Talk
The weaknesses of urban local bodies have long been a concern in the discourses on local governance and service delivery, and the need for capacity building has become almost axiomatic. Despite various policy and programmatic interventions for capacity building in the last decades, the persistence of this situation reveals that these efforts have had limited effect. On the other hand, despite substantial regional and temporal variations, and many weaknesses, the capacities of Panchayats appear to be relatively better in many important aspects. Much of this can be traced to the concerted capacity-building efforts from 2004. This talk will examine signal initiatives and processes undertaken then at the national and state levels, the modalities for the involvement of non-state actors, and the possibilities of using similar approaches for building ULB capacities.
About the Speaker
Kajri Misra is the Dean of the School of Human Settlements of XIM University, Bhubaneswar. Her research interests are local governance and participatory planning for sustainability and gender inclusion in both rural and urban contexts. Currently, she is exploring professional needs for sustainable urban development and institutional structures and processes for building capacities for spatial planning.
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