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259017th Sept 2009: Tracking the work of MPs/MLAs A PRS and VOH workshop for CSOs & journalists

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  • Varun Rattan Singh
    Sep 8, 2009
      Tracking the work of MPs/MLAs A PRS and VOH workshop for CSOs & journalists
      Date: 17th September 2009
      Place: Shimla
      Limited seats: 25 - 30 available
      As journalists or social workers, there are various questions that
      crop up regarding the political process. How can one track the
      performance of MPs/MLAs? How can one hold them accountable to the
      promises they make? Most importantly, how can one engage with the
      legislative process and legislators? These are some of the questions
      that the PRS workshop, exclusively for journalists and NGOs, seeks to

      PRS aims to increase public engagement on issues of national
      importance through collaborative activities. PRS has been reaching out
      to the citizen sector and the media to enable greater interaction with
      the legislative system.

      PRS closely tracks the legislative business of Parliament and the
      Parliamentary activities of individual MPs. The PRS team frequently
      provides journalists with analysis related to Parliament and

      ** Objectives of the workshop **

      • The objective of the workshop is to inform participants about the
      various avenues of engagement with legislators and legislative

      • It also focuses on the work of legislators and legislative bodies
      and how PRS Legislative Research can be a valuable resource.

      • It provides a forum for participants to share their experiences and
      share their ideas of engagement that they would like to pursue after
      the workshop

      If you are interested in participating in this workshop then please
      send a mail to info@... or call me at 9805510111.

      You can also Tweet about this workshop by sending a message to @himvani

      Carpe diem !

      Varun Rattan Singh

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      About PRS ( www.prsindia.org )

      PRS Legislative Research is an independent research initiative that
      aims to strengthen the legislative debate by making it better
      informed, more transparent and participatory. PRS regularly produces
      easy-to-understand Legislative Briefs on Bills pending in Parliament,
      which is sent to all 790 Members of Parliament, 700 journalists and
      over 1000 NGOs. PRS staff has interacted with over 100 MPs and briefed
      them on both legislative and non-legislative issues being debated in

      About VOH ( www.vohnetwork.org )

      Voice of Himachal (VOH) is a non - for - profit organisation setup
      with a purpose of catalysing sustainable development in the state of
      Himachal Pradesh. HimVani.com, a VOH publication, is one the most
      widely read website on Himachal highlighting social and developmental
      issues in the state. In addition to this VOH through its network
      partners works extensively with Youth, Women and Farmers in Himachal