Summary: Local administrations play a vital part in ensuring basic necessities such as on-demand quality healthcare, quality education, and sustainable livelihoods, including for far-to-reach communities. In a special session organised by the PULSE for Development to mark 75 years of the country’s independence, we will be inviting serving administrators who are working in remote geographies. Through their work and experiences, we expect to understand longstanding development challenges and their solutions. In particular, we unpacked insights on:
- Defining vulnerability: What are the different types of population groups in their specific districts and how do the local administrators identify these local populations to deliver essential public services? What does the implementation of government schemes in resource-rich yet underdeveloped districts look like?
- What are the challenges of local administrations and how are they being solved in real time?
- What are the practical measures being taken on collaboration between local administrations and CSOs for delivery of key public services and tapping of communities?
- Minal Karanwal (Sub-Divisional Magistrate and Project Officer, ITDP, Nandurbar, Maharashtra)
- Pravimal Abhishek (Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate, East Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh)
- Rumana Jafri (Tehsildar, Khordha, Odisha)
Registration link will be shared soon.