Lunch & Learn: Dr. Rajesh Tandon - June 13

Lunch & Learn: Dr. Rajesh Tandon - June 13

The Office of International Collaboration and Development, in collaboration with the School of Leadership Studies and Office of Research and Faculty Affairs, cordially invites all Royal Roads University staff and faculty to a one hour lunch and learn session with Dr. Rajesh Tandon.

Dr. Rajesh Tandon is an internationally acclaimed leader and practitioner of participatory research and development. Twenty-five years ago, he founded the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), a voluntary organization providing support to grass roots initiatives in South Asia, and has been its chief functionary since 1982. Dr. Tandon specializes in social and organizational change and has contributed to the enhancement of perspectives and capacities of many voluntary activists and organizations. He has served on numerous government task forces and committees and is the founder of the Board of Directors of World Alliance for Citizen Participation (CIVICUS). He has a PhD from Case Western Reserve University and undergraduate degrees in electronic engineering and management. He has written a number of articles, books and manuals on participatory research and related topics. Recent publications include Citizen Participation and Democratic Governance: In Our Hands; and Participatory Citizenship, Identity, Exclusion, Inclusion.

The lunch and learn session will take place on June 13, 2016 from 12 to 1 p.m. in the LIC, Center for Dialogue for all those interested in learning about the work of PRIA and the Martha Farrell Foundation.

 The Martha Farrell Foundation supports practical interventions which are committed to achieving a gender-just society and promoting life-long learning. These interventions include:

  • Youth-led campaigns engaging youth in gender issues
  • Training and development programs to facilitate understanding of gender mainstreaming in organizations and communities, as well as raising awareness on the issue of sexual harassment 
  • Scholarships and fellowships to develop new knowledge and the professional practice of promoting gender equality, leadership of women and prevention of sexual harassment in the workplace

All faculty and staff interested in these topics are encouraged to attend.