SPA Event - Local and Participatory Governance for Planetary Health Transformative Practices from India and Beyond


Event date:                       Thursday, September 15, 2022

Event time:                       4:00 – 6:00 PM

Event location:                   School of Public Administration, Room A302

Key speaker
Dr. Rajesh Tandon, UNESCO Co-Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education

Dr. Tandon is an internationally acclaimed leader and practitioner of participatory research and development. He is Founder-President of Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), a global centre for participatory research & training. He is also Co- Chair of the UNESCO Chair in Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education since 2012. The UNESCO Chair grows out of and supports UNESCO’s global lead to play ‘a key role in assisting countries to build knowledge societies’. Dr. Tandon has taught courses on participatory research & democratic governance in South Africa, UK, Canada, Italy, USA, Colombia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Cambodia, in addition to several universities in India. He has written more than 100 books, articles and training manuals on participatory research, social responsibility of higher education, civil society & local governance.


Program schedule

4:00 PM: Guests arrive for reception
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM: Social Tea (sponsored by the President’s Impact Chair in Transformative Governance for Planetary Health)
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM: Guest Speaker- Dr. Rajesh Tandon

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM: Q&A        

5:30 PM- 6:00 PM Social Libations at the University Club


Event contact information

Brenda Lisset Jimenez Gonzalez| (250) 986-3241|