How Community-Driven Approaches to Development Can Foster Greater Cohesion
Swathi Massar & Joel Turner
Join DME for Peace on Thursday, October 11th at 10:00am EST as Swathi Massar & Joel Turner of IREX join the M&E Thursday Talks to lead a discussion on “How Community-Driven Approaches to Development Can Foster Greater Cohesion.”
READ Global, an international NGO focusing on rural community development in Nepal, Bhutan, and India, has had considerable success facilitating the establishment of sustainable, inclusive community library and resource centers. A recent study of READ’s model in Nepal led by IREX, a global development and education non-profit, brought to the forefront core principles of their practice that lead to sustainable development outcomes. The research highlights the importance of inclusive and community-driven approaches to create a stronger sense of community, greater cohesion, and ultimately, sustainable development. IREX Technical Advisors, Swathi Massar and Joel Turner, will share with Thursday Talk participants the main findings from IREX’s research, and ideas on how such community-based models can contribute to stronger, more cohesive societies. Participants will be encouraged to share examples of community solutions that strengthen community ties, along with feedback and questions for the presenters.