About us

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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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SHARE YOUR WORK WITH AN INTERNATIONAL READERSHIP

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IACD News

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16 Dec

2017 Annual Report submitted to United Nations

As an accredited organisation to the UN, the association is required to submit a brief annual...
11 Dec

IACD’s magazine Practice Insights special birthday issue out soon.

Special anniversary issue of Practice Insights magazine will be published soon to commence our 65th...
11 Dec

IACD SEEKING YOUTH REPS AT THE UN – DEADLINE EXTENSION

IACD is looking to appoint two members (between 18-32) to join our team of volunteer...
7 Dec

Save the date! IACD’s 2018 Practice Exchange

We are currently finalising plans for the 2018 Practice Exchange. This will be taking place in...

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Please visit the IACD Facebook site for daily news updates on community and international development from around the world.