Nayi Dishaayein: Sandarbh,2014 | Winter School for Rethinking Development
22nd – 30th December, 2014 | (Palampur, Himachal Pradesh)
Sambhaavnaa Institute of Public Policy and Politics is now into the third year of the Nayi Dishayein series!
With the theme of ‘Rethinking Development’ we have tried to engage with young people and students in a process that questions our notions of development, society, polity and change.
If you are in the age group 18-24, if you have questions that you are seeking answers to; if you are just figuring out how to frame the questions; or you are looking to understand the interconnections between different problems that you see around you; and if you want to reflect collectively And creatively just come on board!
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Join our Winter School at Sambhaavnaa, which aims at providing you a fresh window/lens to viewing development, economics, society, policy and politics.
It is a week-long residential program that attempts to critically engage the participant to rethink the current concepts of ‘Development’ that pervade society and public policy.
Through lectures, discussions, collective reflection, interactive sessions, debates, film screenings and book discussions an attempt would be made to re-examine our current understanding of economic policies, inequities in society, democracy, environmental issues.
We would also try and get a glimpse of the various kinds of alternatives to ‘development’ – both at the grassroots and policy level – that are being experimented with in different parts of India and the world.
1.The promises of India: Justice and Development
2.Understanding India’s Economic Policies in the realm of Economic Justice
3. Social and Ecological Consequences of Development today
4. Democracy and Decision-Making: Who Controls Public Policy? Political Justice
5.Social Identities and justice: Caste, Ethnicity, religion and Gender
6. Social Movements in India
7. Alternatives to Development
Resource Persons who have been part of this program:
Ravi Chopra, Prof. Anand Kumar, Praveen singh, Atishi Marlena, Dunu Roy, Himanshu Kumar, Rahul Saxena, Kulbhushan Upmanyu, Madhuresh Kumar, Nidhi Agarwal, jaya Bharati, Vimla Vishwapremi, Manshi Asher and others
Program Facilitator: Himanshu Kumar Co-facilitator: Madhur Anand
Language: Bilingual (Hindi and English)
Cost: Rs.3900 ; this includes program fee, food and stay
[Need-based fee waivers are available. Do not let your inability to pay, be the reason for not applying.
But the number of fee waivers we can give are limited, so please apply for financial support if you really need it. Do remember, there may be others who need it more than you!]
Eligibility – You may preferably belong to the age group of 18 to 25 with any academic background; you may have volunteered with action groups in your area; may have worked briefly with organizations working for change.
Application Timeline –
Please fill the form below on http://www.sambhaavnaa.org/nayi-dishaayein-sandarbh2014 by November 15th, 2014.
[Preference will be given to early applicants.]
How’s it like to be a part of the ‘Rethinking Development’ workshop? Read Sohini Chatterjee’s experience HERE.