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  • 09 May
    2017
    Niveditha Menon, Neha Ghatak and Priyanka Dutta attended the Third World’s Conference on Women’s Studies 2017, titled “Building  Resilience: Dialogue, Collaboration and Partnerships across our Differences” held in Colombo, Sri Lanka from 4th to 6th May, 2017. The conference was hosted by the Bridgewater State University, USA and organized by The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) in collaboration with Nepal Center for Contemporary Research, Centre of Excellence for Women’s Studies, University of Karachi, Pakistan and Rikkyo University, Japan. The team present...
  • 04 May
    2017
    As you are aware, every year Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore organises an Annual Endowment Lecture on Gender and Development in memory of Dr. Poornima Vyasulu on the occasion of her birthday on 13th May.  This year, Nandana Reddy, Co-Founder, The Concerned For Working Children will be speaking on ‘Crisis of Democracy in India: the Impact on Development and Gender’. She is a trade unionist and political and civil liberties activist is deeply involved with the informal, unorganised sector for the past 45 years. Her campaign against Indira Gandhi after the emerge...
  • 24 Apr
    2017
    The GrOW team had submitted two papers to an international conference organised by the Social Enterprise Development Centre (SEDC) in Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) titled “Gender, Work and Society: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects for Women’s Economic Empowerment” that took  place in Lahore, Pakistan. Owing to issues related to visa regulations, the team was unable to go to the conference. Therefore, both the presentations were made via Skype.  Niveditha Menon presented the paper titled, 'The methodology of Mahila Samakhya: Understanding the Sangha as a spac...
  • 05 Apr
    2017
    On 3 April 2017, Niveditha Menon, Priyanka Dutta and Neha Ghatak were invited by the Azim Premji University to take a class on qualitative research methods. The class was attended by the students and faculty of the school of public policy and governance at APU. The idea was to use the research expertise of the team and their experience with working on the ethnography for the GrOW project in order to understand the process of how the theoretical understanding of ‘empowerment’ is translated into discernible categories, the conceptualization of various methods to understand these categories...
  • 28 Mar
    2017
    Niveditha Menon attends Countrywide Stakeholder Consultations on Women's Security. It was held in the Conference Hall of the office of Director General of Police, Karnataka, Bengaluru on March 28, 2017. The Karnataka Police and the Indian Police Foundation jointly hosted this important consultative workshop. Justice Shri M N Venkatachaliah, former Chief Justice of India was the Chief Guest for the inaugural session. The session was attended by several eminent citizens, academicians, lawyers, doyens of the industry, activists and police officers including the Director General of Police, Ka...
  • 28 Mar
    2017
    CBPS in partnership with UNICEF, Bhubaneswar and Kalinga Kusum Foundation conducted a workshop for Hon’ble MLAs, Odisha on Budgeting and Public Finance for Children on 27 March 2017 in Press Club, Bhubaneswar. The welcome address was given by Ms. Swati Tanmaya Mishra, Kalinga Kusum Foundation which was followed by an address by Ms. Yumi Bae, UNICEF Odisha Chief. There was a presentation on Odisha State Budget by Mr. V. Bhaskar  & Mr. Srinivas Kumar Alumuru, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore. 
  • 25 Mar
    2017
    Jyotsna Jha was a panelist at the Orientation Workshop On Gender Budgeting In Education on 22nd March, 2017 at Bangalore University, Canara Bank Centre for Management Studies. Her panel discussion was on 'Gender issues in Education'. It was from 2.15 pm to 3.45 pm.
  • 25 Mar
    2017
    Jyotsna Jha was a resource person at the Southern Regional workshop for the UGC Women’s Studies Centres of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana and Puducherry to 'Develop Inclusive, Development Oriented Curriculum in Women’s Studies'. She spoke on Globalisation and Women: Understanding Challenges from Indian Perspective on 21 March 2017. It was held at Senate Hall, Jnanabharathi campus, Bangalore University.
  • 25 Mar
    2017
    Jyotsna Jha was a part of the Resource Pool for the National Orientation Workshop on 'Framework for Strengthening of SMCs' held at Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore on 20-25 March, 2017. She spoke on the School Management Committee (SMC) under RTE - Roles and Functions on 20th March 2017.
  • 22 Mar
    2017
    CBPS is organising two Discussion Workshops on Open and Distance Learning in Secondary Education. These will be conducted on 27 March 2017 in Jaipur and 28 March 2017 in Gandhinagar. CBPS is currently undertaking a research study on 'Open and Distance Learning  (ODL) as a Cost Effective Option for Secondary level schooling in India: Potential and Prerequisites', funded by Mac Arthur Foundation. In addition, CBPS has also conducted a Tracer Study for NIOS graduates with funding support of Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Vancouver. We will be sharing the findings of the research studies a...