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Community development is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline concerned with the organisation, education and empowerment of people within their communities and the International Association for Community Development (IACD) is the only global network for those who work in this field.

We are accredited with the U.N. and have members across the world. If you are a development agency manager, funder, fieldwork practitioner, academic, student or volunteer community activist and would like to connect with other community developers around the world, this is the network for you.

IACD

  • organises conferences and smaller regional events;
  • publishes an international community development magazine and other resources;
  • puts you in contact with national community development associations;
  • runs international study visits and exchange programmes;
  • provides continuing professional training opportunities;
  • has an extensive bank of teaching and learning resources;
  • seeks to influence and respond to international public policies that impact upon communities and the sector;
  • advocates for community development at the U.N. and other international arenas.

Please take a look around the website. And if you are not already a member, do join.

Paul Lachapelle

President

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IACD News

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17 Jan

European Community Development Network open for membership

The European Community Development Network is keen to encourage new membership. EuCDN is IACD's...
15 Jan

IACD APPOINTS ITS SECOND YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE TO BE PART OF THE ASSOCIATION’S UN TEAM.

Last year, the Board agreed that it wanted to engage the association more with the concerns of...
9 Jan

Practice Insights magazine now out: Special 65th Anniversary issue.

The Special Birthday Issue of IACD's magazine Practice Insights is now available to download. The...

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