Community Development

The activities of the social facility, Kasdas Café that is located in Sahrayıcedid Neighbourhood of Kadıköy district, were temporarily suspended in order to improve and enhance the functions of the social facility. A community meeting that brings the municipal officials, employees and residents, was organised on March 14, 2016 for...
AYO is a grassroots, citizen-led movement in Winnipeg dedicated to youth empowerment and community capacity building.
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Problem/Purpose Since the 1990s, several national governments in Africa have encouraged peaceful political transition through democratic elections. There is growing recognition that open and free elections give people a sense of political participation and inclusion - an avenue to delegate decision-making responsibility to elected representatives. In Nigeria, attempts have been...
Community development associations are voluntary, non-governmental groups who ‘develop’ or ‘improve’ a local area and its population by providing basic services such as health care, education and other forms of social development
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促进临海市委推动基层协商议事制度建设的直接动因在于,基层干部经常遇见这样的困惑和感慨:“为什么我们的一些决策是为了老百姓好,但是他们却并不理解?”让本来为了老百姓好的政府单位,往往被民众一再误解,造成项目难推进,工作难进展。经过分析,他们认为决策不透明、宣传不到位、协商不民主、执行不规范是四大因素,并且认为协商民主是削除民众误解、推进政府政策的好机制。在此背景下,临海市委积极探索建立党组织主导的基层协商机制,把协商民主引入基层的社会治理之中。
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The Guangming Village local government set up a platform for public deliberation on the role of married-out women. Although the deliberative forum is held under an authoritarian system, this case demonstrates how the government’s public policy making can be the result of the contestation of many interest groups.
This case examines how the Tanchara community of Lawra in partnership with an NGO used consensus building assemblies grounded in local structures and knowledge(s) of the Upper-West region, to successfully create an inclusive coalition of support, empower women, establish Biological Community Protocols, and lobby against a government approved mining scheme.
A community-run organization formed to protect the cultural heritage of the neighbourhood from the municipality’s new zoning laws. The organization has established a participatory culture among residents who now take an active role in neighbourhood planning.
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Housed in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, Creative Publics Lab is an incubator for student-led participatory politics. The lab works in collaboration with Vancouver’s social sector to provide course-based opportunities for students to build professional networks and earn credit toward their academic program by...
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