Education for the rural development catalyst: Learning from the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme and the University of Guelph

dc.contributor.advisorAfshar, Farokh
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Tarik Ali
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-08T16:40:23Z
dc.date.available2020-12-08T16:40:23Z
dc.date.copyright1998
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Rural Planning and Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
dc.description.abstractCatalysts are key figures in the rural development process throughout the world. While some advocate for political change through a process of community empowerment and conscientisation, others serve the more conventional agenda of the development agency. This case study of the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (Pakistan) and its 'social organisers', shows how this latter role has a less political, yet equally substantial, impact in certain contexts. The impact of a capacity development program involving AKRSP catalysts at the University of Guelph as a second case study is assessed. The chief impact was increased self-confidence, while there was some additional improvement in critical abilities and sectoral skills. This study concludes that such programs require rigorous candidate selection, ongoing collaboration between the agency and the university, and above all, a broader learning process approach. Findings and recommendations specific to the AKRSP-University of Guelph collaboration are included.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/23322
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectrural development
dc.subjectcommunity empowerment
dc.subjectAga Khan Rural Support Programme
dc.subjectPakistan
dc.subjectsocial organisers
dc.subjectcapacity development program
dc.titleEducation for the rural development catalyst: Learning from the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme and the University of Guelph
dc.typeThesisen_US

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