This is the second part of a report on the PRA regional workshop that was held in Islamabad, June 2000, organized in part by PRA Network Pakistan. Six South Asian countries û Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kyrgzstan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Pakistan û present their experiences of the issues and concerns related to PRA Networks in their country. Each paper briefly describes the history and depth of knowledge of PRA, challenges faced and ways forward by the PRA Networks, and some illustrate points with PRA case studies in their country
Regional PRA exchange meeting : challenging practice attitudes: documentation of the meeting, October 12-16, 1997, Amman, Jordan.
This document comprises the last section of a workshop report from the Regional PRA Exchange Workshop in Amman, Jordan in 1997. It is a series of PRA Games and Exercises as shared by the workshop participants, each one briefly describing the objectives of the exercise, the procedure, tips and comments and finally the source (where known).
Participatory Rapid Appraisal of Community Needs and Potential Resources for Sustainable Development in Rosetta.
This is a report of a PRA exercise conducted in Rosetta, Egypt. The aim was to assess the communityÆs needs and resources, and to identify the communityÆs proposals and contributions to potential development schemes. The results concern physical infrastucture, employment opportunities, and taxation. Organisations which could be involved in regeneration are identified.
Report of the results of a PRA carried out in two urban communities in Jordan.
This paper provides a general overview of PRA and PRA training in Sudan. It begins with background sections on Sudan, development work in Sudan (including NGO's), development and principles of PRA, and its introduction in Sudan. A training manual has been produced and field tested, and PRA training provided. Training workshop design is outlined, and training activities by the Center for Development Services in Egypt and Jordan and the Development Support Program in Sudan summarised.
Participatory Rapid Appraisal for Community Development: a training manual based on experiences in the Middle East and North Africa
This manual is aimed primarily at NGOs and assumes that trainers have a prior knowledge of PRA techniques. The first section deals with how to plan and organise a training course in PRA, suggesting a set of questions, the ten steps of planning and giving checklists for planning, for materials and examples of warm-ups. The second section describes the individual training sessions in detail, covering the theoretical background to PRA (including PRA versus other research techniques) and a session on each PRA technique introduced. Each method is accompanied by handouts that could be photocopied, suggested activities and hints for the trainer. Particular emphasis is placed on PRA as part of a project planning process, suggesting an "innovation assessment and sustainability matrix" exercise. General fieldwork guidelines are included, but no detail of how to carry out individual activities in the field.