Using a community-led development lens, this paper discusses public policy and implementation for complex problems such as child poverty. Ideas from Inspiring Communities, Whānau Ora, Vibrant Communities Canada, the Scottish Community Development Centre and more are included.
Lots of great stuff, including a new blog about our new CLD Capability Framework, a few CLD skills workshops to go in May and June, Community Coaching and more community stories.
Most community-led development (CLD) learning comes from practical experience – from doing it in and with communities – not from formal qualifications. Our CLD Capability Framework helps us clearly name the skills and practice behaviours, attitudes and values that really matter.
This year we celebrate our ten year anniversary! In celebration, we will be publishing a series of resources that reflect on our work, celebrate how far we have come and look to the future. The first piece is a resource to help with reflection, planning, recruitment and capacity building for your organisation or initiative.
Whatever our community-led development focus or role is, it’s HOW we work that matters most. Over the last decade IC has been learning about what effective practice looks like and the kinds of skills and capabilities required to do this work well.
In our March newsletter, you can find out where your nearest CLD skills workshop is and how to register. Plus, we have a new My Inspiring Community video and another inspirational video about what Community Development means. Enjoy!
Read about our upcoming events, there’s new videos to watch, a community story from Whangaroa, our engagement with Te Tiriti o Waitangi + more
Enjoy this short illustration that focuses on just six highlights from a very rewarding 2017! A dynamic year for as we continue to work to support and embed effective community-led change.
The profile and awareness of CLD has increased in the last few years. Belief in the importance of CLD to New Zealand’s future has also strengthened.
The new Labour-led Government needs to be prepared to put local solutions advocated by local communities more at the centre. This means supporting them.