Published: 01st October 2020
Tripura University assistant professor included in Forum for Indian Development Cooperation
Dr Choudhury is one of the leading rural development practitioners of the region, known for his remarkable contribution for promoting SHG movement in Tripura
An assistant professor of Tripura University, now on lien at National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj, Northeast Centre Dr Jayanta Choudhury has been included in most prestigious and influential policy body of the country Forum for Indian Development Cooperation (FIDC).
Dr Choudhury is one of the leading rural development practitioners of the region, known for his remarkable contribution for promoting SHG movement in Tripura and rural entrepreneurship development initiative for past two decades. FIDC, the platform for enhancing collective understanding of India's development cooperation and external engagements is a unique trilateral initiative with Development Partnership Administration (DPA) of the Ministry of External Affairs, academia and civil society organisations.
Dr Choudhury has been incorporated in the board for next three years. Appreciating the inclusion of Dr Choudhury in FIDC, Deputy Chief Minister of Tripura holding the charge of Rural Development Jishnu Dev Varma said that it would certainly help the ongoing development activities and growth model of Prime Minister Narendra Modi for Northeast because FIDC is a platform to encourage detailed analysis of broad trends in South-South Cooperation and contextualize Indian policies by facilitating discussions with the stakeholders.
The forum however, works based on theoretical and empirical analysis, field work, perception surveys and capacity building needs of technical cooperation among developing countries in the Global South. It has been working towards creating awareness about various dimensions of the development cooperation policies through focusing on sectoral analysis of agriculture, health, education, HR development, infrastructure projects, environment and areas like gender and humanitarian assistance.