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  project name ~ Local Self Governance

category ~ Community Empowerment




  Project Name


Local Self Governance



Rural Technology and Development Center



Community Empowerment






Himachal Pradesh

  Budget Approved


$ 0


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Srinivas Thirunagari











To elicit a critical mass of support from all sections for local self-governance, enhance the practical methodologies of local self-governance, and achieve concrete changes in policies and practices so as to facilitate local self-governance in Himachal Pradesh. The project adopts an innovative, holistic strategy that addresses the threefold requirement of sustainability, viability, and authenticity.





Development of methodologies Field trials for demonstration and refinement of the local self-governance model Outreach and cooperation with government departments and politicians Experience-sharing with other experts in local self-governance Education, mobilization, and networking of PRI actors Review of and input on PRI legislation Encouragement of a mountain-specific approach to local self-governance Linking of local self-governance with broader sustainable development concerns and thus a wider group of stakeholders





To enhance local self governance by advocacy, methodologies and change in policies.



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