Featured Video on the Decentralized Hands-on Exhibition Approach

Systematic Value-Addition for Rural Communities We are happy to announce our latest video on the Decentralized Hands-on Exhibition Approach on our YouTube channel. It is also published through JICA website since this project was financed by them. This film explains the Decentralized Hands-on Exhibition Approach using the case of Surin Province, Thailand, supplemented with other countries for rural and community capacity development discussions. You can see the step by step implementation activities in the video! Many thanks to our project stakeholders in Surin, Thailand and we hope you to enjoy the video and hopefully this is useful for your development activities. Let us know your opinion on the video!  

The Provincial level Participatory Evaluation Meeting

The participatory evaluation meeting at provincial level was held on 12th Feb. There were guests such as vice governor and the chief of the Surin provincial community development office for encouraging participants. The evaluation results from all districts were presented and participants were also encouraged to evaluate 2nd year and plan activities for the coming 3rd year round of the project. — 場所: Surin, Thailand // 投稿 by Institute for Community Design.

Second Roundtable

Roundtable Discussion for Rural Development: Focusing on Strategic Approach and Importance of Facilitation Rural development is an important issue in many developing countries and participatory evaluation is a tool that can help better shape policy. To help enrich the studies of the graduate students at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) a two-day roundtable workshop on rural development was convened in August 2011. The roundtable included presentations from academics and development practitioners on the themes of “Strategic Approaches for Rural Development” and “Facilitation for Rural Development.” The panel on strategic approaches was held on the first day and the panel on facilitation the second. Each expert presentation was followed by a brief question and discussion time. The afternoon … Continue reading Second Roundtable

First Roundtable

A more Strategic and Participatory Approach for Rural Development To help enrich the studies of the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) recipients of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) a one-day roundtable workshop on rural development was convened in February 2011. The workshop brought academics and practitioners from the fields of evaluation and development to give presentations and facilitate group discussions on the topic. The aim of the roundtable was to explore issues and tools to improve rural development policy, as well as to provide a forum for expression and discussion for the participants. I hope that this volume of publication will contribute to further development of discussions on rural development, as well … Continue reading First Roundtable