A workshop on
Land and Property Rights for Rural Transformation: Understanding the
Implications of the Forest Rights Act
jointly organized by IRMA-ARCH-Liberty Institute
in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation
Venue: Institute of Rural Management, Anand (Gujarat).
Dates: 04-06 December 2012
Workshop Coordinators: Sony Pellissery (IRMA), Ambrish Mehta (ARCH), & Barun Mitra (Liberty Institute)
In recent years, land related issues have emerged at the top of the social and political agenda. A three day workshop on theoretical aspects and practical implications of property rights for rural transformation is being organized at the Institute of Rural Management, Anand, jointly with ARCH, Gujarat, and Liberty Institute, New Delhi. The workshop will deal with topics such as the political evolution of property rights, their constitutional significance, the changing nature of land conflicts, the significance of property for economic well]being, political empowerment and democratic participation. The Forest Rights Act provides a practical illustration of the changing contours of the discourse. Both national and international legal instruments around property will be discussed.
1) To deliberate on the significance of property rights as a pro-poor instrument
2) To create a network of scholars and practitioners around property and land rights
3) To gain ground level understanding of the progress in forest rights implementation
Field visit: One day field trip to Narmada district is organized to learn how property rights are being
translated in the context of tribal villages.
Limited seats are available on first-come, first served basis.
Fee: Rs. 4,000/- including food, accommodation, fieldwork and course materials.
Scholarships: Scholarship to cover the fee is available for a few candidates. To avail this scholarship, please write 250 words explaining how this workshop is relevant for your work or study. Send the request (to firstname.lastname@example.org) before 05 November 2012 and we will get back if your request is successful by 10 November. No travel allowance is available to attend the workshop.
Accommodation: Modest accommodation will be provided at student hostel in IRMA for this workshop.
(those wishing to avail single rooms, with attached bath, may pay an additional fee of Rs.1,200 per night).
To participate write to email@example.com from where you can receive nomination form