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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GET INVOLVED IN A PRACTICE EXCHANGE STUDY VISIT

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SHARE YOUR WORK WITH AN INTERNATIONAL READERSHIP

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IACD News

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19 Jul

U.S. Community Development Society (CDS) elects new leadership

Congratulations to the new CDS President, Bryan Haynes and Vice Presidents Cindy Banyai and Craig...
19 Jul

UN High Level Political Forum on the SDGs and the eradication of poverty

The latest meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development, convened under the...
19 Jul

Call to all national and regional Community Development associations

IACD is very keen to encourage the exchange of news between national and regional community...
19 Jul

November 2017 Community Development Society of the Philippines Asia-Pacific Conference

The 2017 Community Development Society of the Philippines Asia-Pacific Conference CALL FOR...

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