A seven-year-old girl examines a life like human brain at the Edinburgh Science Festival. Pic: Jon Savage Organisers of the Edinburgh Science Festival are to impose a blanket ban on sponsorship deals with fossil fuel companies - claiming the oil and gas sector is “not moving fast enough” to meet climate change targets. They will … Continue reading Edinburgh Science Festival to ban fossil fuel firm sponsorship deals
Community development is a process where community members are supported by agencies to identify and take collective action on issues which are important to them. Community development empowers community members and creates stronger and more connected communities. Community development is a holistic approach grounded in principles of empowerment, human rights, inclusion, social justice, self-determination and … Continue reading What is community development?
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
The Scottish Community Development Centre is working in partnership with Glasgow School for Business and Society at Glasgow Caledonian University, on an EU Funded project, The Atlantic Social Lab: Atlantic cooperation for the promotion of social innovation (ASL). The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG Atlantic Area Cooperation … Continue reading Atlantic Social Lab
A new book on action research includes a chapter by two What Works Scotland research associates, drawing on the collaborative action research projects with community planning partnerships in Scotland. The chapter explores how action research can be a valuable methodology for producing the collaborative knowledge and action required to produce effective policy responses for the current … Continue reading Action Research in Policy Analysis
The Equator Initiative has launched a call for nominations for the 9th Equator Prize, a prize recognizing excellence in communities taking nature-based actions for local development. It is for people like Fatima Ahmed, and the community initiative that she founded, that this prize was established. Fatima is President of Zenab for Women in Development in Sudan, a women’s agricultural cooperative that … Continue reading Rural communities: A hotspot for sustainable development
Over the past years, Mongolia has experienced significant change. The country’s economy grew by 17% in 2011, and it has committed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 14%, by 2030. More recently, Mongolia endorsed a green development vision for the country. Without a doubt, Mongolia has gained international visibility and far surpassed what might be … Continue reading Transforming Lives and Lifestyles through Education and Green Economy in Mongolia.