Meeting with V. Kishore Chandra Deo, Minister of Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj

17 Dec 2013

image Photo: Dalip Kumar/UNDP India

Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP met with Mr. V. Kishore Chandra Deo, Minister of Tribal Affairs and Panchayati Raj. UNDP has partnered with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj to strengthen the capacities of elected representatives and officials, institutions and processes at various levels.

Projects and Initiatives

Capacity Development for Local Governance

Capacity Development for Local Governance
In partnership with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India, the project aims to strengthen the capacities of elected representatives and officials, institutions and processes at various levels to improve service delivery through training, networking and knowledge sharing.

Stories of Change

A Space for Women’s Voices: Unique Gram Sabhas in Madhya Pradesh Empower Women

A Space for Women’s Voices: Unique Gram Sabhas in Madhya Pradesh Empower Women
UNDP’s partnership with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj is developing capacities of elected women representatives in Umaria district, Madhya Pradesh in local governance; generating awareness of both men and women on gender issues, helping communities secure access to entitlements and improving information on agricultural practices and sanitation facilities in the district.

UNDP Enhancing Women’s Role and Participation in Governance

UNDP Enhancing Women’s Role and Participation in Governance
To empower elected women representatives, several initiatives supported by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, such as trainings, workshops, exposure visits are helping women bring socio-political change in the communities.

From Entitlement to Reality: Tribal Communities Use the Right to Information Act to Secure Justice
PHOTO: LINGARAJ PANDA/UNDP INDIA

From Entitlement to Reality: Tribal Communities Use the Right to Information Act to Secure Justice
In partnership with the Ministry of Law and Justice, Government of India, the project is helping poor and marginalized communities in Odishaaccess justice by enhancing legal awareness and supporting national and local justice delivery institutions.

About Haoliang Xu
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Haoliang Xu was appointed Assistant Administrator and Director for the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific by the United Nations Secretary-General in September 2013.

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