Civic Architects: The Policy Workshop

In our endeavor to unravel the complexity of Public Policy and expand the scope of public awareness and education in policymaking, we are organizing the online edition of ‘Civic Architects’.

For this workshop, we follow an interactive model, wherein varied intensive expert sessions, spread out in one day, help you to understand the intricacies of public policy in India.
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Activism in Policy Making: Creating Socio Political Change

By Keerthana Chavaly, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi & Gargi Kothiyal, Graphic Era (Deemed University), Dehradun

Public policy can be defined as ‘government action to address public issues’. It is essentially a government decision undertaken to pursue a certain goal or objective which may or may not be enforceable at the Central, State or local level of governance. Policy-making thus remains a dynamic process which is changing dramatically with the increased involvement of different stakeholders. Given the multiple voices of different stakeholders at various levels of policy-making, it is necessary for civil society to be proactive and create spaces for people’s involvement in public policy. One way of ensuring that people’s voices are heard and determine the fate of policy-making has been through activism.

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