Participants should have at least a Basic Graduate Degree from a recognised University from any stream. Preference will be given to those having a minimum of 2-3 years of experience of working with communities and governance processes as functionaries of government institutions and departments, representative of elected bodies, functionaries of NGOs or development agencies, members of mass organisations. They should also possess working competence in English.
There is widespread unanimity of a serious governance crisis underlying the failure of development programmes from eradicating poverty, improving inclusion and equity and strengthening democratic processes.
TISS and Barefoot Academy of Governance are offering this one year PG Diploma Course to create a cadre of `Change Catalysts' who will engage with issues of governance, sustainable development and democracy.
Who is this programme for ?
The PG Diploma program invites applications from government officials, community leaders, elected representatives, development workers and others interested in 'democrastising' governance processes so as to make it more inclusive, participatory, representative, dignifying, accountable, transparent and democratic and designing and implementing institutional change programmes within different governance institutions on thems related to `dignity, development and democracy'.