Over the past decade or so, significant investment has come from Scottish Government in support of social enterprise and in that time a complex array of supporting infrastructure has evolved - all of it intended to help the sector grow. At times it’s been referred to as a ‘pipeline’ of support – inferring that an … Continue reading Map reading
Elinor Ostrum is probably best well known for being the first and, to date, the only woman to have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics. Her most important work, backed up by a huge amount of empirical research, was aimed at proving that communities were more than capable of taking control of their own … Continue reading Ostrum public services
The loss of the local store or post office can spell disaster for a rural community. Nonetheless, the temptations of lower prices or more choice online can lure even the most committed local shopper. But if the shop becomes owned by the whole community, shopping elsewhere becomes much less attractive. And that's what the folk … Continue reading Shares for Kids
The conference was a collaboration between Community Work Ireland, CWI, the International Association for Community Development, IACD, and the Department of Social Studies Maynooth University (http://www.wcdc2018.ie). The setting was the spectacular Maynooth University campus set in historic Maynooth town, Ireland’s only university town, in County Kildare. The conference organisers had done a splendid job of … Continue reading Conference report Participation, power and progress: Community development towards 2030 — our analysis, our actions World Community Development Conference, Maynooth, Ireland, June 25-27, 2018
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.