It is the Young Trees that Make a Thick Forest: A Report on Redd Barna’s Learning Experiences with Participatory Rural Appraisal in Kyakatebe, Uganda

Redd Barna Uganda is a non-governmental development organisation which focuses on child-centred community development. It is looking to Participatory Rural Appraisal to achieve more participatory planning. This report describes a ten-day PRA training workshop which was organised by Redd Barna and the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) for Redd Barna staff and trainees in March 1994. A detailed account is given of the classroom-based preparations. Five village profiles describe PRA activities and discussions with different groups of villagers – the children, the older women, the younger women, the older men and the younger men. The process of analysis is also discussed in some detail.