Dediapada taluk Field Visits

Dediapada taluk Field Visits

Property Rights Workshop
Assessing the Implementation, Institutions and Impact of Forest Rights

 Field Visits to Villages in Dediapada taluk in Gujarat
28-29 March 2014

Organised by: ARCH, Gujarat and Liberty Institute, New Delhi, in partnership with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation

Programme Schedule:

March 28:
8.30 am:                     Departure from Baroda for Dediapada
12 noon to 2 pm:       Assessing the economic possibilities of community forest rights, in Dediapada town
4 to 6 pm:                    Evaluating the technical capacity of community leaders in using tools to map land claims and document rights, in Malsamothe village
9 to 11 pm:                  Roundtable discussion on GIS related technical issues and their adaptability in the rural context

Night halt at the forest rest house in Malsamothe village

March 29:
9 to 11 am:                   The impact on agricultural land and common resources following the recognition of rights, in Sagai village
12 noon to 2 pm:       Local Institutions and management practices to effectively implement the community rights, in Dabka and surrounding villages
3.30 pm:                      Departure from Dediapada for Baroda


Resource Persons:

  • Ambrish Mehta and Trupti Parekh of ARCH
  • Prof Ranendu Ghosh of DA Institute of Information & Communication Technology, Gandhinagar
  • Barun Mitra, Liberty Institute, New Delhi
  • Emily Curtis, advisor on participative use of GIS

Liberty Institute, New Delhi
Tel: 011-28031209. Email:

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