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Community Driven Development
Bringing it Back to Communities

In times of stagnation, disaster, or crisis we have many questions running through our minds:


"What now?" 


"How can I mobilize a community?"

"Why aren't people participating in programs my organization offers?"


Community Driven Development training can provide the answers you seek. 


Bringing it Back to Communities is based on the belief that people and the communities they live in have what it takes to be key players in issues that affect them. After all, who is better prepared to tackle problems in a community than those who have based their lives around it?

To learn more about CDD and how it is utilized in crisis/disaster recovery, purchase this onine course

How Does CDD Work?


Community Driven Development (CDD) dives into the heart of each community, creating steady leadership and forming communication channels in times of normalcy and during the unknowns of a calamity. CDD empowers communities to run autonomously, which allows them to bridge the gap between government aid and people’s varied needs.


Walu uses CDD to equip communities to find their collective voice and empower them to be participants in matters that affect them by:


  • Identifying local resources

  • Forming community collaboration

  • Empowering members to address current needs

  • Equipping them to collaboratively find solutions  

  • Preparing them for crisis & disaster recovery

CDD is beneficial in:

  • Schools

  • Homeless Projects

  • Crisis/Disaster Recovery 

  • Non-Profits

  • Clubs

  • Churches

  • Municipalities

  • Refugee Programs

Because Walu works directly with communities versus solely providing theoretical training, this training can be adapted around the culture and needs of the trainees. 

Why Community Driven Development?

Why is CDD vital for our communities, organizations, and government agencies?

Communities know their people, culture, terrain, resources, politics, history, needs, and obstacles better than an outsider. Projects are more successful when the people behind them are empowered and equipped with the proper tools. 

Communities that regularly use CDD to resolve day-to-day issues fare better during a calamity.


Globally, communities are constantly dealing with crisis/disasters, and they often feel a gap between their needs and what aid the government provides them. CDD minimizes that gap as all entities come together for the good of the people. 

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