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 answer.
Voice of Himachal and PRS Legislative Research has teamed up to organise a one day workshop on creating awareness of the legislative process by making it better informed, more transparent and participator, in Shimla on September 5, 2009
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 legislation.
** Objectives of the workshop **
• The objective of the workshop is to inform participants about the various avenues of engagement with legislators and legislative process.
• 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 an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 9805510111.
You can also Tweet about this workshop by sending a message to @himvani
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 Parliament.
About VOH (www.vohnetwork.org)
Voice of Himachal (VOH) is a non – for – profit organisation setup with a purpose of catalyzing 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 Pradesh.