Last year, the IACD Board decided to create an additional sub region for Asia – South East Asia. The other regions covering countries in Asia are East Asia and South Asia. The Middle East (Asia Minor) is linked with North Africa and Russian Asia is linked with the Europe Region.

NOVEMBER 2017 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SOCIETY OF THE PHILIPPINES ASIA-PACIFIC CONFERENCE

The 2017 Community Development Society of the Philippines Asia-Pacific ConferenceCALL FOR PAPERSTheme: “Reflexive Community Development Practice Amidst
Complex Realities and Alternative Movements”De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde. Philippines
15-17 November 2017CONFERENCE SUB-THEMES-Climate Justice and Disaster Resilience
-Populism and People’s Critical Participation
-Urbanization and (Dis)placement
-Human Rights and Peace
-Feminist Justice and Gender Rights
-ASEAN’s Neoliberal Framework, Solidarity Economy and Community EnterprisesAbstracts should be sent to cdspconference2017@gmail.com not later than 21 August 2017.*Please feel free to share this post.

The February issue of the Community Development Journal, co-edited by Kwok-kin Fung, IACD Board member and Gary Craig, Past IACD President, has articles on community development in South East Asia.

One concept: many practices The diverse understandings of Community Development in East and South-East Asia. https://academic.oup.com/cdj/article/52/1/1/2996292/One-concept-many-practices-The-diverse

Articles include:

A recent publication about community development in the East and South East Asian region members might find interesting:

Knowledge Creation in Community Development

Institutional Change in Southeast Asia and Japan

Editors: Hirose Nishihara, A., Matsunaga, M., Nonaka, I., Yokomichi, K. (Eds.)

Knowledge Creation in Community Development

Institutional Change in Southeast Asia and Japan

Editors: Hirose Nishihara, A., Matsunaga, M., Nonaka, I., Yokomichi, K. (Eds.)Knowledge Creation in Community Development. This book explores how public organizations and not-for-profit organizations (NPO) can be more collaborative, innovative and effective in solving social issues in both developing and developed countries. “Social innovation,” led by social entrepreneurs and/or social enterprises, emerged in the late 1990s, and spread in 2000s. As the West faced management failures, demand increased for corporations to take on more social responsibility. Based on intensive research on social innovation processes at the municipal and the community level in Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan, the book analyses the factors that affected the most effective and efficient social innovations.

IACD’s Director for South East Asia

Warren Joseph Dollente

(South Asia)

Warren Joseph Dollente is an IACD Regional Director for Southeast Asia. Warren is the Director of the Lasallian Institute for the Environment (LIFE) of De La Salle Philippines (DLSP). He coordinates and facilitates various social and environmental programs with the 16 Network of Schools and Universities of DLSP, local partner communities, civil society organizations and government agencies. He has extensive experience in program management, technical supervision, application of information and communication technologies, networking and linkages for community development, disaster risk reduction and management, and sustainability programs. He is also a Doctorate Student of Social Development at the College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD) of the University of the Philippine