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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IACD News

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26 May

Ten years on from the Hong Kong Declaration on community development in Asia

Ten years ago, in June 2007, two hundred and fifty community development workers, academics,...
25 May

Practice Insights magazine. Call for Papers

IACD publishes its flagship magazine Practice Insights three times a year. All members will have...
24 May

2017 Practice Exchange continuing professional development programme being planned for South America

IACD Practice Exchange 2017 - San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, October, 2017 " Andean - Amazonian...
18 May

IACD agrees partnership with Community Learning and Development Standards Council

We are pleased to confirm that IACD has agreed to work in partnership with the Standards Council...

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