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India K4C Hub (Raipur)

LOCATION

Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

PARTNERS (UNIVERSITY / COMMUNITY PARTNER ORGANISATION )

  • Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

https://www.prsu.ac.in

  • Chhattisgarh State Planning Commission

https://www.spc.cg.gov.in

  • PRIA  (Participatory Research in Asia)

https://www.pria.org

DESCRIPTION

In Chhattisgarhi dialect, “Sangwari”means friend. Chhattisgarh is a state in the east of central India. It is heavily forested and known for its temple and rich tribal culture. Chhattisgarhi language has its own charm. Sangwari is the Chhattisgarhi dialect for friendship. It means someone who goes hand in hand. This title of our hub signifies the concept of CBPR which has the similar notion to go hand in hand with academia and community.SangwariCBPR Hub, was constituted under tripartiteagreement between State Planning Commission, PRIA and Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur,Chhattisgarh. Objective of the Hub is to co create knowledge with community group and academia, focussing issues related to UN, SDGs 5.

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

  • To serve the community for bringing social change for their development.
  • To build a long-term partnership between academia and community members.
  • To co create knowledge for a social cause.

OUR GOALS:

  • Co-construction of knowledge and its application to deal with community issues, linked to UN SDGs 5.
  • Enhance institutional capacity in CBR in university and other institutions.
  • Generate contextually and culturally relevant learning materials in local languages, which will be accessible to students, academic researchers, activist, citizens, civil society organisations and the general public.
  • To create human resources for community researcher.
  • To generate experiential training in addressing SDGs 5.

The Sangwari CBPR Hub is conceptualised to seek new ways of learning and creating conditions needed for innovative models of research and research training programs in CBR, to flourish. It offers a variety of means to enhance individual & institutional research training capacities and support the transition of our trainees to the workplace in academic and non-academic settings. One of the objectives of the university is quality education and research with social implication and CBPR fulfils these objectives.

MENTORS

The K4C certified mentors associated with this hub have already completed 21 weeks Mentor Training Program (MTP), including 2 weeks of a face-to-face component conducted in 2017 in PRIA, New Delhi and in 2018 in University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The following are the certified Mentors associated with the Hub:

Reeta Venugopal

reetavenugopal@yahoo.com
Professor and Head, SOS in Physical Education and Director, Centre for Women’s Studies, Pt. RSU, Raipur . Coordinator and Mentor, K4C hub.  Have been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate classes in teachers training courses in Physical Education since 33 years. Area of specialization is exercise physiology.  Research interest in areas of women and health, gender issues, tribal women and children.

Priyamvada Shrivastava, priyamvadas1@gmail.com

Professor and Dean of Psychology, Associate Director at the Centre for Women’s Studies. Coordinator at the K4C hub. Has taught undergraduate/Postgraduate classes in teacher’s training courses in psychology for thirty three years. Research interest in areas of women and health, gender issues, Guidance and Counseling, Psychopathology & Educational Psychology and Personality. Area of specialization is Health Psychology.

Lukeshwar Singh Gajpal

Associate Professor, School of Studies in Sociology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh .

Shailendra Kumar

Assistant Professor, School of Studies in Anthropology Mentor, K4C hub. Has taught post-graduate/Ph.D. classes about tribal development, research methodologies, and theories of social-cultural anthropology for five years. Specializes in development policies and applies research methodologies.

Aniksha Varoda
aniksha1988@gmail.com

Research Assistant, Centre for Women’s Studies, and Ph.D. Research Scholar, in School of Studies in Anthropology, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India. Research interest in areas of women and children, health and social problems, Gender Issues, and Tribal community issues.

Aanuradha Chatterjee, anu3072@gmail.com

She has done her masters in Physical Anthropology and Indian classical music and recipient of gold medals for the same. She has been awarded her PhD degree and is presently working as a guest faculty in Centre for Women’s studies. Her interest is in epidemilogical studies and has worked on health parameters at community level.

Nandita Bhatt, nandita.bhatt@marthafarrellfoundation.org

Director of Martha Farrell Foundation. She is responsible for programme delivery and management of the Foundation. She has over 25 years of experience with promoting gender inclusion in organisations, governance and development programmes, gender mainstreaming, gender sensitisation and prevention of sexual harassment of women in the organised and unorganised sector in India.

Pragati Krishnan, pragatikrishnan.8@gmail.com

Ph.d scholar in Economics from School of Studies in Economics, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University Raipur, Area of interest: Women and Children, Gender Issues, Health and Education, Rural Development, Tribals and Sustainable Development Goals.

The following project works, which included extensive field work,were completed by the students of the CBPR revolving around SDGs3,4,5and 8.

  • Awareness and benefits of women and child health care services provided by Anganwadi centre: with special reference to village Amleshwar: Raipur District.
  • Sexual Harassment & its awareness at work place with reference to sports women.
  • Role of women in Panchayati Raj.
  • Status of women in village of Member of Parliament.
  • Effect of skill development scheme on economic development of women.
  • Impact of Covid -19 among women of informal sectors in Chhattisgarh.
  • Impact of Covid-19 on reverse migration in Chhattisgarh.

Courses Offered:

  • Certificate Course on, Community Based Participatory Research, in collaboration with State Planning Commission has been started from session 2018-19.
  • CBPR is also implemented as an elective subject in Choice Based Credit System (CBCS), M.Phil and Ph.D course work.

STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE CERTIFICATE COURSE:

Year Male Female No. of students
2018-19 06 15 21
2019-20 08 04 12
2020-21 02 02 04

MENTORS

ACTIVITIES OF THE HUB:
The Hub also conducts conferences, seminars, trainings, workshops, symposium and awareness programme on Community Based Participatory Research focusing on various sustainable development goals.

S.No Activities Date Participants
    1
One day workshop on “WOMEN SAFETY IN THE LIGHT OF KATHUA AND UNNAO RAPE CASES”  in collaboration with  PRIA organization And Martha Farrell Foundation. April 19th , 2018 200
    2
One day workshop on “ PARTICIPATORY SAFETY AUDIT (PSA)” in collaboration with  PRIA organization And Martha Farrell Foundation. August 7th ,2018 200
    3
One day workshop on  “FILM APPRECIATION ON GENDER ISSUE” in collaboration with Oxfam India November 24th ,2018 150
    4
Three day workshop on “COMMUNITY BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH (CBPR)”  in collaboration with State Planning Commission and  PRIA. December 6th – 8th,  2018 70
    5
Two day workshop on” WAY TO CONNECT HIGHER EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ” in collaboration with State Planning Commission And  PRIA. March 6th -7th,   2019 30
    6
Three day workshop cum training on ” Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR)” In collaboration with State Planning Commission And PRIA March 28th -30th,  2019 30
    7
Three Day Workshop cum training on ” COMMUNITY BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH (CBPR)” in collaboration with State Planning Commission and PRIA 28th -30th March 2019 30
    8
National Workshop on SAFE CAMPUS: IMPLEMENTATION OF UGC GUIDELINES/REGULATIONS ON GENDER CHAMPIONS AND POSH” in collaboration with  Association of Indian Universities (AIU) , Martha Farrell Foundation and PRIA. 22nd -23rd  January 2020 80
    9
Two Days workshop on “ COMMUNITY BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH (CBPR)” in collaboration with State Planning Commission and PRIA 13th -14th  February 2020 15
    10
One webinar conducted on PREPARING THE NEXT GENERATION OF RESEARCHERS: STORY OF SANGWARI HUB” in collaboration with PRIA 23rd June 2020 50

 

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CONTACT DETAILS OF THE HUB COORDINATOR

Prof. Reeta Venugopal – Professor and Head, SOS in Physical Education and Director, Centre for Women’s Studies, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
Email- reetavenugopal@yahoo.com, Contact No.- 91+9425515951

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