Redd Barna Uganda is a non-governmental development organization which focuses on child-centred community development. It is looking to Participatory Rural Appraisal to achieve more participatory planning. This report describes a ten-day PRA training workshop which was organised by Redd Barna and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) for Redd Barna staff and trainees in March 1994. A detailed account is given of the classroom-based preparations. Five village profiles describe PRA activities and discussions with different groups of villagers - the children, the older women, the younger women, the older men and the younger men. The process of analysis is also discussed in some detail.
This useful report will be of interest to PRA trainers as well as those involved in participatory planning at the community level. It is especially relevant to those focusing on children in a community development context.
Redd Barna and International Institute for Environment and Development