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Community development is essential to healthy resilient communities because the strength of any community is dependent on the community organisations that serve them. Most community organisations spring up often based on a need for members of the community to support each other. the stronger ones move on from being self-supporting organisations to a stage where they are delivering services to members and the wider community.

The most important factor in the operation of community organisations are the volunteers who run them for no financial benefit but these volunteers need capacity building both at the board level and the operational level to enable them to operate optimally.  Most of these organisations also need some level of professional input so that that are more efficient and make a more efficient social impact

Evaluation Report for Mali Enterprising Leaders (MEL)

Evaluation Report for Mali Enterprising Leaders (MEL) — Equinox Consulting  oberserber  Uncategorized  April 17, 2019 0 Minutes Though community businesses exist within the black community, and black community organisations who owned their own premises have been in operation over the past 50 years, it took research by The Ubele Initiative to highlight the degree [...]

ACHIMOTA AND ITS IMPACT ON THE CREATIVE ARTS

ACHIMOTA AND ITS IMPACT ON THE CREATIVE ARTS By: Nat Nuno-Amarteifio Since its founding, Achimota College and School as it was named at the time of its inception, has had a disproportionate influence on the creative arts in Ghana. In every area of creativity, music, painting, sculpture, literature and theatre, [...]

By |2020-05-07T23:09:50+01:00November 25th, 2017|community development, Culture, Ghana, Society|0 Comments

The changing needs of the community and voluntary sector – Lambeth — Equinox Consulting

The changing needs of the community and voluntary sector – Lambeth Cuts to public sector funding have impacted on the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) at national, regional and local levels. This has exacerbated some of the difficulties that voluntary and community organisations have faced over the last two decades [...]

By |2019-11-01T22:01:39+00:00May 17th, 2017|Britain, community development|0 Comments

Planning

Planning Question:  You referred to the principles of management in your last advice shop, what are these principles and how does one implement them Asif. Bristol Answer: Most successful endeavours start with a plan, but all not all plans are successfully implemented. The flip side to this is that most [...]

By |2019-10-26T15:49:44+01:00March 4th, 2016|Britain, community development|0 Comments

Do Black People Feel Excluded From Brixton?

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/do-black-people-feel-excluded-brixton Do Black People Feel Excluded From Brixton? As new communities move in, original residents ask what happened to the heart of Black Britain Written by Ade Sawyerr and Maxine James 25/04/2015 10:00 AM LOCAL LANDMARK: The street market in Electric Avenue, BrixtonDOWN TO: The market in Electric Avenue. THERE [...]

Why we must support black carers – Ade Sawyerr in Voice Online

http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/why-we-must-support-black-carers Why We Must Support Black Carers Gloucestershire County Council is leading a project to research the needs of the large numbers of BME ‘hidden carers’. It is work that is long overdue, writes Ade Sawyerr Written by Ade Sawyerr 12/04/2015 02:00 PM SUPPORT NEEDED: Carers see their role as [...]

The relevance of culture for the Diaspora Ghanaian* – Ade Sawyerr

The relevance of culture for the Diaspora Ghanaian* – Ade Sawyerr Discussing culture is difficult because a lot of people these days confuse culture with tradition and indeed sometimes with the issue of modernity and then complicate it religion. At one extreme are the so-called post-modernists whose argument is about [...]

By |2020-04-01T23:08:07+01:00January 26th, 2014|Black Matters, Britain, community development, Culture, Society|9 Comments

Serving the needs of the African and Caribbean heritage community in Watford

There was a time when there were only a few primarily Caribbean people settled in Watford.  However, over the past 20 years the population of people of African heritage has greatly increased. 37 years ago in 1976, when the Watford African Caribbean Association (WACA) was formed, there were barely 500 [...]

By |2019-11-01T23:26:34+00:00December 12th, 2013|Black Matters, Britain, community development|0 Comments

An intergenerational conversation that you will not want to miss!

An intergenerational conversation that you will not want to miss! The way forward An invitation to African and Caribbean elders, adults and young people to come together in a creative space for conversation, reflection and to find new ways of building a thriving African Diaspora community in the UK With pleasure [...]

Call for Lambeth’s Black Caribbean Community to take part in major listening exercise

Call for Lambeth’s Black Caribbean Community to take part in major listening exercise Cllr Lorna Campbell, cabinet member for Equalities and Communities has called on Lambeth’s Black Caribbean Community to take part in a major listening exercise in March and April. The council is undertaking research to listen to the views [...]

Is there Black Caribbean flight from Inner London?

Whist the discussion on the results of 2011 census rages, the headlines seem to be more emotive than based on rigorous analysis of the figures and its implications.  There is certainly a need for more information on the Black Caribbean population, especially in the places that they are usually associated [...]

African alphabets and the QWERTY Keyboard problem – by Ade Sawyerr

London ©2013 I attended ‘ABC’ at Frankfurt House the James Manye Naa Afimpong’s House before we moved to the james Town Mantse’s Palace at Mantse Agbonaa.  Our teacher was called Sigismund Owoo, but we all called him Sigi, and the school was called ‘Sigi Sigi kpee ŋaa, didɛ ʃala akɛyeɔ komi’ meaning Sigi does not eat crayfish, tilapia [...]

By |2019-06-09T03:18:55+01:00January 14th, 2013|community development, Culture, Gadangme, Ghana|0 Comments

Overseas aid and UK based consultants

http://dianeabbott.org.uk/news/speeches/news.aspx?p=102866 http://dianeabbott.org.uk/news/speeches/news.aspx?p=102866   Overseas aid and UK based consultants You are here: Home / News / Speeches / Overseas aid and UK based consultants 21 Nov 2012 I want to draw the House’s attention to the growing phenomenon of wealthy UK-based management consultancies creaming off millions of pounds from the aid budget. We are seeing—the process [...]

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