Bringing it Back to Communities
In times of stagnation, disaster, or crisis we have many questions running throughour minds:
"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?
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. This training is critical to:
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:
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 because they were already working together to accomplish a common goal.
Globally, communities are constantly dealing with 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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