State Consultation On ‘Strengthening Access & Delivery of Government Schemes Information & Entitlements in Jharkhand’ 24th April, 2017

A State consultation on “Strengthening Governance and Citizen Engagement Digitally for Last Mile Access and Delivery of Public Schemes Information and Entitlements” is being organised on 24th April 2017 in Ranchi Jharkhand.

The Consultation is an initiative of 5 implementing partners and European Union as an alliance to identify innovations and best practices regarding access and delivery of information and entitlements keeping in mind the geographical, infrastructural and connectivity challenges in Jharkhand state.

The Delegation of European Union has launched the programme “Improving access to information of public schemes in backward districts in India” in January 2014. In order to implement the programme in 60 BRGF Districts of 20 states across India covering 20 million people, 14 Partner organisations have been selected from India.

Jharkhand is one of the 20 states which is being covered by 5 grassroots organisations in its different districts and blocks; Digital Empowerment Foundation (Ranchi), Action Aid (Latehar), PRADAN (Hazaribagh and Koderma), Welthungerhifle (Sahibganj, Dumka, Pakur & Khunti) and Find Your Feet (Dumka, Pakur, Jamtara and Godda). It’s been three years the programme has impacted the lives of thousands of people and there is more scope to strengthen the efforts of the government and other stakeholders to democratize and decentralize information and entitlement access and delivery to the last mile citizens in Jharkhand.

The Consultation is to identify innovations and best practices regarding access and delivery of information and entitlements keeping in mind the geographical, infrastructural and connectivity challenges in Jharkhand state. The discussion seeks to strengthen the efforts of the government and other stakeholders to democratize and decentralize information and entitlement access and delivery to the last mile citizens in Jharkhand.

It seeks to recognize the best practices taken by organisations towards strengthening the access and delivery of government schemes information and citizen entitlement benefits on the following thematic areas:

1. Strengthening Governance and Citizen Engagement Digitally for Last Mile Access And Delivery of Public Schemes Information and Entitlements

2. Participatory Planning through Yojna Banao Abhiyan and the role of Social Audit for better Transparency and Accountability in Jharkhand”

3. Participatory Learning and Action for improved mother, child care and nutrition

4. Participatory School Development Planning for Right to Education

The consultation shall be coming out with a status note and key ideas with suggestions that can widen and expand the scope to strengthen the efforts of the government and other stakeholders.

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