Communities taking the lead

From dependency to empowerment: community-driven initiatives for Sustainable Development

A central feature of a community sustainable development-centred approach is the development of community capacities and local ownership of initiatives, through the provision of practical training and support to innovative initiatives undertaken by community groups and individuals. In Uganda this has enabled the development of successful community-based entrepreneurial projects. In Asalouyeh (Iran) communities are taking an active, central role in building their own solutions and responses to development and conservation challenges see Dialogue and Development in Asalouyeh, Iran

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