Newsletter June 2015

Reflecting voices from grassroots… Vol 12 | June 2015

Public Policy Bootcamp, New Delhi

Two important speakers from GRAAM at Public Policy BootCamp, New Delhi
Dr R Balasubramaniam inaugurated a unique experiment in the form of 21-day “Policy Bootcamp” on 22 June 2015. The Bootcamp is aimed at training young leaders in public policy and governance. Organized by Vision India Foundation, the camp allows the participants to understand different aspects of public policy making from well known social scientists, academicians, bureaucrats and politicians..
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Interns at GRAAM
Vivekananda Institute of Indian Studies implements a unique programme entitled “Global Service Learning program” for students of Cornell School of Industrial and Labour Relations, Cornell University, USA. Students interested in Development Research apply to GRAAM for internships to take part in this programme and spend roughly a month working on different projects being implemented at GRAAM.
Vision India Foundation is an NGO aiming to create avenues for the brightest young minds of India to contribute to nation building. GRAAM has partnered with VIF to provide Fellowships to select Indian students to work on projects aimed at assessing community needs using participatory methods.
In both these programmes, students get an opportunity to hone their research skills, while being exposed to grassroots perspectives and community voices.
Six students from Cornell University, two students from Allegheny University and two VIF fellows visited GRAAM for their internship and volunteering work.

Community needs assessment for planning CSR initiatives

GRAAM is conducting community consultation in the underprivileged localities in Mysore city and a couple of villages in Mysore rural region to identify the developmental needs of the communities..
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GRAAM & Cornell University in Andhra and Telangana

Sham attended the FGDs being conducted with Self Help Groups and Mandal Samakhyas of People with Disabilities, in Guntur and East Godvari districts of Andhra Pradesh..
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Workshop on programme evaluation techniques held

GRAAM conducted a 2-day workshop on Programme Evaluation Techniques in Development Sector on 16 and 17 June, 2015. On 15 June, 2015, NVIVO training workshop was held for the internal staff..
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