It’s an annual tradition for the Edinburgh Festival or the Fringe or both to declare that once again all box office records have been smashed - thereby reaffirming the City’s right to call itself the festival capital of the world. But this never-ending growth comes at quite a cost. The explosion of Airbnb properties disrupting … Continue reading Citizen Power
Sulawesi is one of the poorer islands in Indonesia. Religious conflicts, lack of food or the danger of AIDS are only some of the local problems. The churches are fighting intensively to sustainably improve the conditions of life in their parishes. Most of the female and male inhabitants in Sulawesi live as farmers in villages … Continue reading INDONESIA: SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
At the recent Third Sector Interface (CVS and Volunteer Centres in old money) conference, I sat next to someone whose job it is to help very early stage, grass roots groups through the bureaucratic minefield of sorting out constitutions, understanding committee roles and responsibilities, charitable law, finance and so on. She described some pretty dire … Continue reading Good governance
A brilliant short film about the work of IRAJ foundation in Pakistan and its director Irshad Ahmed Mughal. Using deep psychological understandings and grassroots community development craft Irshad is able to build on his extensive cultural respect and knowledge to forge peace and understanding between Islamic sects. View here https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ii12bwRXEybjmUpid2tCb1LPBEmZyq7l/view
Are you interested in helping foster positive social, economic, cultural and environmental change? Kansas State University has launched a new online graduate certificate in community development. The certificate program will join the online master’s program in community development already offered through the K-State College of Architecture, Planning and Design’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional … Continue reading Kansas State University launches community development online graduate certificate
Community Justice Scotland (CJS) describe themselves as being responsible for promoting world-leading standards of community justice across Scotland. CJS provide leadership, training and insight to support community justice partners prevent offending and reduce the number of future victims. CJS will identify worldwide expertise, best practice and opportunities for commissioning, and introduce fresh ideas which inspire innovation and change. CJS … Continue reading Community Justice Scotland
Want to become a community Councillor but don't know where to start? The Scottish Community Councils (SCC) has created a website that does just that and more. The site was created to support and promote Scottish community councils through advice and resources, and real success stories of the impact that they can have on their community. … Continue reading Want to become a community Councillor?