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    IACD has consultative status with the United Nations and the International Labour Organisation and works closely with other international and regional bodies. We advocate for community development values, principles and approaches, giving our members a voice at the global level. Learn more here.

The International Association for Community Development (IACD) is the only global network for professional community development practitioners. We support development agencies and practitioners to build the capacity of communities, to realise greater social and economic equality, environmental  protection and political democracy. We are a non-governmental organisation accredited with the UN. 
 
There are many ways that you can become involved in IACD. If you are a development agency manager, funder, fieldwork practitioner, academic, student or volunteer community activist, IACD can help you through our international practice exchanges, events and publications. If you have a passion for effective community development, then please make contact with us – we welcome your participation! Join today and become a part of this dynamic network!

 

 

 

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    أيار/مايو 2016

     

    أعزائي أصدقاء الرابطـة الدوليـة للتنمية المجتمعية،

     

    بادئ ذي بدء، عليّ الاعتذار لعدم تلقيكم نشرةإلكترونيةEBulletin في آذار/نيسان.لقد كان فريق الرابطة الدولية للتنمية المجتمعية متواجدا في الهند معظم أيام شهر آذاروكان مقرنا الرئيسي مغلقا. طرأت كذلك تغييرات على طاقم الموظفين بمغادرة كل من جاكي أريازا(Jackie Arreaza) وآنا شورو(Anna Chworow) وانضمت للفريق كولم مونداي (Colm Munday) كأمينة عضوية مؤقتة لدينا، ويتوجب علينا توظيف موظف جديد قبل شهر أيلول. إذا كان لديكم أي استفسارات عامة بخصوص العضوية، عنوان البريد الإلكتلروني لكولم هو: membership@iacdglobal.org

     

    لذا فإنني أرسل لكم هذا الشهر النشرة الالكترونية EBulletin على شكل خطاب إلى الأعضاء كافة. أحد الأسباب (التي تدعونا لذلك) هو أننا نريد التواصل مع الأعضاء بانتظام.

     

  • As members will know we hold these conferences every two years and they are the largest international gathering of community developers attracting hundreds of participants. In 2014 the conference was held in Glasgow, Scotland and this year we are partnering with the US Community Development Society. The conference is in St Pauls Minnesota, USA. The theme we have together with CDS chosen is Sustaining Community Change: Building Local Capacity To Sustain Development Initiatives. And the conference will address the part that community development can play in addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. I do hope you will come and join us July 24th – 27th 2016. 

    Network with peers involved with community development from around the world, learn about new research and best practices in dozens of workshop sessions on sustainability, together with keynote speakers, including Annette Dixon, Vice President of the World Bank. Experience the richness of culture, environment, and community development initiatives of Minnesota on mobile learning workshops, make new friends and colleagues, and have fun at events throughout the conference. You can find out more about the conference here:
     

  • IACD is about to launch a SPECIAL REDUCED membership rate for all college/university teachers and students on community or international development type courses.

    The reduced fee is £5 p.a. for students and for lecturers £10 p.a. If you join for three years, the fee will only be £10 for students and £20 for lecturers.

    We want to support students as you go through your course and start to think about entering a career in development work. And for course teachers we want to engage you in our new Global Community Development Exchange on-line repository of teaching and learning resources form around the world, to be launched in July. Watch out for further news.

    We have identified well over 1000 community and international development type degree programs. We shall be sending a direct mailing out to all this month. If you wish to receive this mailing please contact info@iacdglobal.org or contact membership@iacdglobal.org to apply for membership.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Charlie McConnell

    President

  • NEWS FROM NEW ZEALAND

    IACD member Inspiring Communities is running a series of sessions on neighbourhood empowerment throughout the country with Jim Diers from Seattle and Denise Bijoux of Inspiring Communities. Listen to a fantastic interview with Jim and NZ community-led development practitioner Manu Caddie about tangible change- eg reduced violence, from a community-led development approach: http://www.radionz.co.nz/…/people-power-communities-and-cha…

    In June, Inspiring Communities is also running a ‘Boost Camp’ in one our most diverse regions – the Bay of Plenty. This is a weekend of learning with theory-framed, practical skills located in communities and neighbourhoods for effective, neighbourhood place-making ( see:http://inspiringcommunities.org.nz/)

  • We want to provide you with contemporary news and information about what is happening in the world of community development on a more regular basis. IACD is a volunteer-led organisation, run by its members. We do not have full time staff working on our Information and Website services. So, our website news can sometimes be dated. 

    Since April we have been utilising our main Facebook Page much more, to post daily updates on events, resources and news. We have been covering news from Alaska to Mongolia, Hungary to Brazil, from the United Nations to the smallest grassroots community development agency. We are also updating our website and replacing our mon thly e.bulletins, with e.newsletters. Please bear with us whilst we are doing this.

    We very much value your feedback as to how useful you find the daily information posts on Facebook.

    If you have not yet looked at the IACD Facebook Page, please do. https://www.facebook.com/IACDglobal/

  • Our AGM and Biennial conference this year is taking place in the USA


    As members will know we hold these conferences every two years and they are the largest international gathering of community developers attracting hundreds of participants. In 2014 the conference was held in Glasgow, Scotland and this year we are partnering with the US Community Development Society. The conference is in St Pauls Minnesota, USA. The theme we have together with CDS chosen is Sustaining Community Change: Building Local Capacity To Sustain Development Initiatives. And the conference will address the part that community development can play in addressing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. I do hope you will come and join us July 24th – 27th 2016. 

    Network with peers involved with community development from around the world, learn about new research and best practices in dozens of workshop sessions on sustainability, together with keynote speakers, including Annette Dixon, Vice President of the World Bank. Experience the richness of culture, environment, and community development initiatives of Minnesota on mobile learning workshops, make new friends and colleagues, and have fun at events throughout the conference. You can find out more about the conference here:
     

     

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