VISIT OF SWISS DELEGATION TO AMR-APARD
Dr. Rekha Oleschak from Institute of Federalism (IFF) University of Fribourg and Ms. Preeta Lal, Senior Advisor to the Swiss Agency for development and cooperation, New Delhi visited AMR-APARD on 2nd April 2010 and had discussion with the Commissioner and other officers of the Academy, on a proposed “Capacity Building Project for the Local Governance”.
This project is a part of wider program on decentralization and marginalized groups which the Institute of Federalism and Swiss Agency for Development (SDC) wishes to carry out in India with the cooperation of other partners including AMR-APARD.
This program has two objectives :
- To map the situation of Local Governance from legal and sociological perspective.
- To erect awareness on non-discrimination as well as positive discrimination provisions.
The project besides Research work would also have a capacity building program for the Elected Representatives and officials of PRIs on decentralized planning, after conducting a vigorous training needs assessment.