Community Development

Community development

 

Community development seeks to empower individuals and groups of people by providing them with the skills they need to effect change in their own communities. These skills are often created through the formation of large social groups working for a common agenda. Community developers must understand both how to work with individuals and how to affect communities' positions within the context of larger social institutions.

 

Its key purpose is to build communities based on justice, equality and mutual respect.

 

Community development involves changing the relationships between ordinary people and people in positions of power, so that everyone can take part in the issues that affect their lives. It starts from the principle that within any community there is a wealth of knowledge and experience which, if used in creative ways, can be channeled into collective action to achieve the communities' desired goals.

 

Community development practitioners work alongside people in communities to help build relationships with key people and organizations and to identify common concerns. They create opportunities for the community to learn new skills and, by enabling people to act together, community development practitioners help to foster social inclusion and equality.

A number of different approaches to community development can be recognized, including:

-community economic development (CED)

-community capacity building

-social capital formation

-political participatory development

-non-violent direct action

-ecologically sustainable development

-asset-based community development

-faith-based community development

-community practice social work

-community-based particpatory research (CBPR)

-community mobilization

-community participation

-participatory planning including community-based planning (CBP) community-driven development (CDD)

-and approaches to funding communities directly.

Education and the community-wide empowerment that increased educational opportunity creates, form a crucial component of community development and certainly for under-served communities that have limited general educational and professional training resources.

Workforce development and the issues and challenges of crossing the Digital divide, and increasing community-wide levels of Digital inclusion have become crucially important in this and both for affordable access to computers and the Internet, and for training in how to use and maintain these resources.

Local communities that cannot connect and participate in the larger and increasingly global Online community are becoming increasingly marginalized because of that. So where Urban development with its focus on buildings and physical infrastructure was once viewed as a primary path forward to community development, development of computer and online infrastructure and access, and the community enablement they support have to become central areas of focus moving forward. This has become an area of active involvement for both public and private sector organizations including foundations and nonprofit organizations.

Non-profit organizations seek to "break the cycle of poverty by providing education, technology and economic opportunities to individuals, families and communities” as a path to development for the communities they serve.

 

Source Wikipedia

News/Berita 


HIV-AIDS 

Labuan Bajo 
Workshop 
16 & 17 October 2017

Training of Facilitators
18 & 19 October 2017

Community Event
20 October 2017




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Report Eco Flores Conference IV 
October 2015 Ruteng, Manggarai

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Brosur Eco Flores Bahasa Indonesia 



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Connected at
Platform Indonesia untuk Pencegahan 
dan Pengelolaan Limbah 
Indonesian Platform for Prevention and 
Management of Waste
Cross-sector stakeholder connection

Eco Flores is represented 
by Marta Muslin Tulis


    
            
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Flores Homestay Network mentioned in
                     
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Video impression Eco Flores Conference IV

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Eco Flores Ambassador USA:
Kornelya Wells-Agus
kornelyawells@aol.com

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Eco Flores online brochure
               

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Eco Flores Conference IV
15-17 October 2015
Ruteng, Manggarai

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Tentative program 
Eco Flores Conference IV
15-17 October 2015
Ruteng, Manggarai

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September 2015 -
Komodo Eagle logo for 
collaborations Flores and
USA



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March 2015 - 
established multi-stakeholder 
collaboration for capacity 
building and connecting 
Lembata to the network 
Eco Floresta



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Connecting for education

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"When you visit Indonesia please 
contribute to our environment 
by using a refillable water bottle"


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Responsible Tourism
Flores is listed on the 



Eco Flores contributes with 
the development 




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Eco Flores Newsletter 2014
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Follow us on Facebook

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‘What is the right type of tourism 

development for 

Flores’s sustainable future?’ 


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Report Eco Flores Conference III
16 to 18 October 2014
Maumere, Sikka


Print version available on request

nina@ecoflores.org


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Progress for sustainability 


Eco Flores initiated 
a multi-stakeholder meeting to take place 
on 9 December 2014 
at Ministry of Tourism Indonesia with the goal : 
To establish a shared vision about What is the 
right type of tourism development for 
Flores’s sustainable future? and 
To initiate stakeholder collaboration for 
Collective Impact. 
Participating organisations: 
Ayo Indonesia - Burung Indonesia - DMO - 
Eco Flores Foundation - Indecon - ReefCheck - 
SwissContact - Yayasan Komodo Kita 
Wetlands Indonesia - WWF

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Are you planning to visit Flores ?

Please read and share - 
You can support development of 
Flores Mountainbike Trail

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WORKSHOP 
14 to 17 July in Leda, Ruteng
for info:
nina@ecoflores.org 



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Green Indonesia 
workshops May 2014

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Temporary Website

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Newsletter December 2013

Link

 

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From 26 to 29 September 2012 

we hosted the first Eco Flores  

Congress in Labuan Bajo

 

 

Report on Eco Flores Congress 2012

 

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About Eco Flores Congress 2012 

and how Eco Flores evolved video

 

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Participants at Eco Flores Congress I 

and their commitment

 

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New Zealand Flores

Collaboration

Australia Flores

Collaboration 

 

Netherlands Flores

Collaboration