[Translate to Laotian:] PRIA, ASPBAE and dvv-international meet for an workshop on youth and skills in Dehli, India.
[Translate to Laotian:] The head of PRIA, Dr. Rajesh Tandon with staff of Laos' Non-formal Education Development Center (NFEDC).
[Translate to Laotian:] Participants of a PRIA workshop.
[Translate to Laotian:] dvv-international has been working with the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) since the early 80s. PRIA uses capacity development, training, research, continuing education, and lobbying to work towards broad goals such as self-help, democratization and governance, and specific objectives such as occupational health and environmental protection. From its recently re-launched website www.pria.org you can get a good overview and detailed information on what PRIA aims at, and what it does with a variety of different partners in India, in the Asian region, and the kind of initiatives it has been involved in and supports globally.
PRIA has built up a network of support organizations, which provide education that responds to local conditions in the various parts of the country. These Regional Support Organisations (RSO’s) serve in turn as umbrella bodies for hundreds of small and local NGOs that play a leading role in providing services for the rural and urban population. PRIA offers advice and in-service training to trainers and managers of development-oriented organizations. Participants from neighboring countries are also included in many training programs, several of which as continuing education courses in distant teaching are providing certificates. PRIA has about 70 staff members. It is headquartered in Delhi, and is operating several field offices. PRIA has built up a network of support organizations, which provide education that responds to local conditions in the various parts of the country. These RSO's serve in turn as umbrella bodies for hundreds of small and extremely small local non-governmental organizations that play a leading role in providing services for the rural population.
PRIA staff also develop teaching materials and publish several specialist journals. PRIA maintains an excellent library. In 2006 PRIA celebrated its 25 years of existence through many events. PRIA, together with ASPBAE and DVV International run the virtual platform for the developmet of adult education and lifelong learning in Asia. See more under www.lifelongadultlearning.org
Contact person at PRIA in Delhi:
Dr. Rajesh Tandon