Abstract The volunteer tourism market now represents over $2 billion annually but its impact is not yet adequately understood. Studies that have considered the impacts of voluntourism on host communities have had some significant limitations as well as having very mixed findings, highlighting both the potential benefits but also the cost of this increasingly popular … Continue reading Rethinking the true impact of voluntourism in line with new community development standards
Abstract Young people are amoung the most affected and vulnerable groups in the HIV epidemic. Targeting young people in prevention strategies requires inclusive and participatory appraoches. This paper discusses a film production project that involved youths in a remote rural community in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea. It explores some of the processes and … Continue reading Engaging youth in community action research: A visual methods approach to HIV and AIDS awareness
Abstract This paper documents forms of discrimination that stufents with diversegender identities face within New Zealand tertiary enviroment, and reports on students suggestions for strategies to support the normalisation of gender diversity. Findings from this qualitative study are based on data collected via in-depth, semi-structured interviews with seven participants. They indicate that although participants did … Continue reading The experiences of diversegender tertiary students: Structural discrimination and microaggressions
By Ron Hustedde The community development field continues to grow across the globe. It is argued that this expansion is rooted in three factors: devolution, the subsequent growth of non-governmental organizations, and the revived interest in community and the politics of place and interests. Community development can be defined by solidarity and agency. Solidarity is … Continue reading On Community Development Education
Abstract In 2017 the Aotearoa Community Development Association (ACDA) and the International Association for Community Development (IACD) held a conference; Sustainably yours: Community development and a sustainably just future in Auckland where a paper was presented titled "Community development - The 'missing ingredent' in striving for sustainability". That paper examined the United Nations Agenda (2015) … Continue reading Laudato si’ – establishing local approaches for global ecological conversion.
At first glance, the difference between a volunteer and an employee seems self-evident. But in the voluntary sector there is a tension between some of the roles and responsibilities within an organisation that often goes unacknowledged. If, as a volunteer you join the board of trustees you are in effect assuming a legal responsibility to … Continue reading To pay or not to pay?
Case Study - Mäori community goals for enhancing ecosystem health The FRST programme "Mäori Community Goals for Enhancing Ecosystem Health" (FRST Contract TWWX0001) began in 1998. The programme evolved from a previous FRST-funded programme "Mäori values for land use planning" that ran from 1995 to 1998, and helped build collaborative research relationships with Ngati Porou. … Continue reading Case Study – Mäori community goals for enhancing ecosystem health