The Academy endeavours to provide human resource development support to the functionaries and the partners in Panchayat Raj
and Rural Development organisations through training, action research, monitoring and evaluation and facilitate convergence
to meet the objectives of local self governance for sustainable rural prosperity.
To build this Academy into a centre of excellence to meet the current and emerging needs for sustainable rural development.
Activities & Programmes :
This Academy is a Nodal Agency for Training and Capacity Building activities for Panchayat Raj and Rural Development Departments.
Training of officials and Elected Representatives of 3 tiers of PRIsStudies on evaluation of Training Programmes
Organizing workshops on Devolution of Powers and other issues related to local self governance
Documentation of Best Practices in local self governance, Rural Development, People Centred Participatory approaches
Training Programmes & Studies on Drought, Tsunami and Disaster management for PR Functionaries, Revenue functionaries and NGOs.
SHG Management, HIV/AIDS awareness, health and Nutrition of Women, Child Labour, Gender sensitization and women Development.
Water shed construction, Programme Evaluation and process monitoring, Livelihood Programmes, Water and Sanitation, Land related issues, Management of Cluster Livelihood Resource Centres (CLRCs), District Livelihood Resource Centres (DLRCs), expansion programmes of Andhra Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Project, Management of NGOs consortium and Training Revenue officials on Land Related issues.
The Seven Study Centres :
AMR-APARD is the Apex institute for
Training and Capacity Building of PR &RD
functionaries in Andhra Pradesh and recognized
as head of the department, which is headed by a
Senior Level IAS officer. The Academy has a
mandate to organise training to all Rural
Development functionaries including Officials
and elected representatives of Panchayat Raj
Institutions (PRIs) in A.P.
The Government, vide G.O.Ms. No. 633,
dated 29-9-1994 has sanctioned 7 centers in
AMR APARD i.e.
Centre for Decentralized Planning and
Administration (CDP&A) organizes training
programmes for the officials and elected
representatives of Panchayat Raj Institutions
(PRIs). The centre has also taken up research
activities on Panchayat Raj issues. The centre is
assisting the Government in finalizing the activity
mapping for devolution of powers to PRIs.
Centre for Management of Environment and
Disaster (CMED) organizes training on disaster
management for officials of various development
and regulatory functionaries, NGOs and PRI
representatives. This Centre conducts studies on
Drought, Tsunami, Cyclones and floods. The
Centre has prepared policy paper for use by the
Government on disaster management.
Centre for Women and Child Development
(CW&CD) organizes training and action
research studies relating to Women
Development, Child Labour, Self Help Groups
Management, Health and Nutrition and
Awareness Programmes on HIV-AIDS etc.,
Centre for Transfer of Technology (CTT) is
proposed to be renamed as Centre for Youth
Development and Employment for conducting
training and research on the development of the
youth and enhancement of employment
opportunities for the Youth.
Centre for Information Management (CIM)
conducts computer training to various officials
and also conducts training programmes on
Management of Information System (MIS).
This Centre undertakes maintenance and
updation of the official website of AMRAPARD.
The maintenance of all electronic
equipment and software needs of the Academy
are taken care by this Centre. This Centre also
functions as a hub of information and maintains
a data bank.
Centre for Monitoring, Evaluation and
Research (CMER) conducts research and
Evaluation on various programmes relating to
Panchayat Raj and Rural Development. This
Centre also undertakes training on research
methods for the faculty of ETCs and APARD
in addition to Development departments and
A ‘Centre for Development Studies’ (CDS -
APARD) is constituted within AMR APARD.
The CDS-APARD a Registered Society, would
access resources (both Human and Institutional)
from across the State and the Country to suit
the requirements of the clientele organizations.
Extension Training Centres (ETCs) catering
to the regional training needs numbering 5 are
brought under the administrative control of
AMR-APARD. The ETCs have the mandate
to train functionaries at the cutting edge level.
At present there are five Extension Training
Centres functioning under the administrative
control of the Academy. They are located at
Samalkot, Bapatla, Srikalahasti, Rajendranagar
These Centres are equipped with wellqualified
staff drawn from available experts in
the filed, Research and Academics. Each Centre
conducts training and research on various aspects
of the Rural Development such as issues in
Panchayat Raj, Women and Child Development,
Disaster Management, Poverty Alleviation,
Natural Resource Management, Water and
Sanitation, Information Technology for Rural
Development, Capacity Building of NGOs, etc.
Consultants are also engaged on a long-term basis
in specific areas of training.
Centre for Natural Resource Management
(CNRM) conducts training and research activities
on land related issues, Water and Sanitation,
Watershed construction, evaluation and process
monitoring of watersheds and management of
NGOs consortium. This centre is now working
as nodal agency for Andhra Pradesh Rural Livelihoods Programme (APRLP) expansion
As a part of the expansion of this center’s
activities, it is proposed to create separate cell for
the Land Management Issues. This Cell will
conduct the training for all revenue officials from
the top to bottom.
New Vistas 2004-05 :
Aids prevention Education Programme
(APEP)- HIV/AIDS awareness Campaign
Training programmes for School children,
College students, SHG women, Adolescent Girls
and Youth in the villages.
Using Media for Training at Various Levels.
Water conservation Programmes
New initiatives of APRLP expansion
State level Workshop on Land and Poor
Convention of SC Women Elected
Workshop on “Coping Mechanisms by
spouse in families where farmer husbands /Bread
earners committed suicide”
Institution building for expansion APRLP
Data Collection and interpretation
Apart from the budgetary provisions made
by Government of Andhra Pradesh, the Academy
also gets resources from the Government of India.
Several other programmes are sponsored by
Institutions like UNICEF, The National
Commission For Women, Andhra Pradesh State
Aids Control Society (APSACS) etc.