The need for capacity building of municipal councillors, particularly women, is well established. This article outlines an approach to "empowering" women municipal councillors by expanding their possibilities for "self-becoming." Drawing upon empirical research on the lived experiences of women parshads (municipal councillors) in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, it suggests a series of interventions that correspond to particular needs and opportunities at different stages of their term. Theories of social change and the literature on adult pedagogy further inform the design of effective learning opportunities.
|Economic and Political Weekly
|Published - 2017