Asset-Based Community Development in Myanmar: Theory, fit and practice
Effective community development empowers the marginalised, powerless and poor to achieve better life outcomes and a higher level of wellbeing for themselves. This requires imagining their world differently and taking action to change their circumstances,
Developing grass-roots, community-based sport and physical activity.
Remember when kids seemed to naturally get exercise in a local park? With little more than a ball, some form of sport would ‘erupt’ and kids were kept busy, active and safe for hours.Continue reading →
A Manual for Village Organizers
This manual brings together an understanding of factors determining livelihood security with
a way of working with people at the village level. It relies on field workers who recognize the
assets, experience and knowledge of the most disadvantaged.
Guide Book for using a Strength Based approach
The Guidebook was written by Christopher Dureau who facilitated the refresher training
workshop, with the support of Ms Avosa, the Director of Mother and Child Support Program
on the invitation and direction of Bryan Cussen (Uniting World, Australia) and Annabel
Dulhunty (Anglican Board of Mission, Australia).
This month, Michael takes his experiences and insights and defines the top 10 reasons rural community development is so difficult to accomplish.Continue reading →
Assets-Based Community Development in Practice
The enhancement of social capital through community building is a key ingredient in positive outcomes for individuals, families, neighbourhoods and local communities but what clues do we have to what works in practice?Continue reading →
How to Get Started
An Asset Based Community Development Tool Kit
Asset Based Community Development (ABCD), although relatively new in Australia, is a well developed concept and approach to community development that has been put into practice extensively in the UnitedStates.Continue reading →