Second South Asia conference Gandhi, Gram Swaraj and democratic decentralisation

Country: India

City: Thrissur

Abstr. due: 25.08.2014

Dates: 27.11.14 — 29.11.14

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Organizers: South Asia School of Local Governance KERALA INSTITUTE OF LOCAL ADMINISTRATION (KILA)


Technical Session

• Suraj (Good Governance)
• Service Delivery
• Climate Change
• Poverty Alleviation
• Fiscal Decentralisation
• Political Representation
• Community Governance
• Jurisprudence
• Sanitation and Health
• Waste Management
• Local Economic Development
• Innovations in Decentralisation
• Women and Child Development
• Innovations in Local Development

Field Visits
There will be field visits to local self governments (Panchayats), and the participants will be able to interact with the elected representatives, officials and other people.

CHIEF GUEST : Ela Gandhi (South Africa)

Keynote Speakers

• Dr. M.K. Muneer, Minister for Local Self Governments, Government of Kerala
• Isabel DA COSTA, CNRS-IDHE, Cachan, France
• Thomas Isaac, Member of Legislative Assembly and Former Minister for Finance, Government of Kerala
• S.M. Vijayanand, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India
• György Szell, Prof. em. Dr., University of Osnabrück, Germany, past President ISA/RC10, Germany
• James Varghese, Secretary, Ministry of Local Self Governments, Government of Kerala

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