The third batch of B.CLIP: B.PAC Civic Leadership Incubator Programme, an education programme jointly designed by the Takshashila Institution and the Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) concluded its training programme in February, 2016.
B.CLIP aims to create a pool of good civic leaders who will actively engage in ward level management and administration of the city to improve its governance. The programme comprises a 3 months of part-time training programme. The inauguration and the classes of the third B.CLIP batch took place on 30th October, 2015. 40 participants were invited to join the leadership programme after a rigorous process of applications and interviews.
As BPAC’s knowledge and training partner for B.CLIP, Takshashila has developed a customised training programme for aspiring civic leaders and corporators from Bangalore. The training for the course takes place both in English and Kannada language facilitators. The teaching staff includes Nitin Pai, Pavan Srinath, Varun Ramachandra, Avinash Gowda and Anjali Mohan as core faculty. Experts and practitioners are invited to take guest lectures.
Over 100 hours of classroom education is provided on three tracks of topics, concept, practice and field tracks; including on the municipal ecosystem, economic reasoning, persuasion, public finance and city-specific case studies. Students were asked to prepare a ‘ward action plan and manifesto’ using the tools, techniques, and theories that they have learnt in the course.