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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21 Apr

WORLD COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE – 24-27 June 2018

IACD, Community Work Ireland and Maynooth University invite you to the 2018 World Community...
20 Apr

IACD Middle East Region: workshops on community development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

IACD Middle East office is holding a series of workshops on community development and the U.N....
5 Apr

See our daily news posts on community and international development

To make the most of IACD, we urge members to follow our Facebook site. You will find a direct link...
4 Apr

Practice Insights magazine out at the end of April

Articles on: - A Community Development response to the challenges and opportunities of the...

IACD Facebook

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