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Grass Roots development - participatroy approaches
Does anyone know of good participatory approaches to development in rural villages - preferably in Africa and specifically in Uganda?
I am passionate about listening to what communities want for their own development. However, aware that they often do not know themselves.
Therefore, in the design of new projects I believe the first process to be enabling them to decide what they want with regard to development. To do this without guiding their wants to fit a particular project is not easy if you have a particular project in mind.
Last year when I was living in a rural Ugandan village for nine months - I kind of did it but with no particular process and I am now keen to find more organisations taking this approach and find out what is working.
Such projects include approaches like PRA (Participatory Rural Appraisal), visionary leadership, appreciative enquiry etc.
If you know of any - please chat away!!! Also keen to hear opinions on the above comments.
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