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!  

Community Capacity and Rural Development -2-

Community Capacity and Rural Development -2-  This book is a second edition of our reading material for JICA training programs. We have been conducting training programs on community capacity and rural development at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) since 2006. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) entrusts us with trainees who are engaging in development issues in their countries, focusing on government officials, provincial governors, municipal mayors and representatives of associations. There have been 48 programs including participants from 67 countries thus far as fiscal year 2013. Our training programs begin with an introduction of the concept of community capacity and rural development highlighting Community-Based One Village, One Product (OVOP) and … Continue reading Community Capacity and Rural Development -2-

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.

Capacidad Comunitaria y Desarrollo Rural

Material de Lectura para los Programas de Capacitación de JICA Hemos realizado programas de capacitación sobre capacidad comunitaria y desarrollo rural en la Universidad de Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific (APU) desde el 2006. La Agencia de Cooperación Internacional de Japón (JICA) nos confía a los participantes que se involucran en asuntos de desarrollo en sus países, enfocándose en oficiales de gobierno, gobernadores provinciales, alcaldes municipales y representantes de asociaciones. Ha habido 41 programas incluyendo participantes de 53 países hasta ahora. Nuestros programas de capacitación comienzan con la introducción del concepto de capacidad comunitaria y desarrollo rural resaltando los enfoques comunitarios de Un Pueblo, Un Producto (OVOP) y la Exhibición Práctica Descentralizada (DHO). Los participantes visitan el campo para escuchar las voces reales de … Continue reading Capacidad Comunitaria y Desarrollo Rural

Fourth Roundtable

Roundtable Discussion on Rural Development and Community Capacity: Case of Rural Development in Thailand Disparity between rural and urban communities is widening in developed and developing countries. This makes rural development is a globally significant issue to reduce the gap and eliminate poverty. To provide the APU graduate students, mainly Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) fellows the opportunity to face this issue, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) held the “4th Roundtable Discussion on Rural Development and Community Capacity” from August 7 to 9, 2012. During the first two days of the roundtable discussion there were presentations from academics and development practitioners about conceptual knowledge, as well as experiential and practical cases for rural … Continue reading Fourth Roundtable