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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

Be Part Of The Story; Ade Sawyerr HD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-lXl1kw87g "Working With Men" Sponsored a Ubele Men's conversation as part of the International Men's Day observance. Some of the participants on that day began a project called "Be Part Of The Story" which is here posted online and begins to form the basis of a visual knowledge transfer programme [...]

By |2019-05-26T04:03:00+01:00December 17th, 2012|Black Matters, community development, Society|0 Comments

Who speaks for the People? the Chiefs, Churches or Civil Society organisations?

http://spyghana.com/ghana-general-news/regional-news/trouble-brews-in-la-over-compromise-on-homowo-traditions/ this piece about how burial of President Mills has further eroded our traditions with Accra being the capital city, but is shows how multiple layers of authority and representation play havoc with our system of traditional governance. who speaks for Ga people is suddenly an issue. there are several [...]

By |2019-11-01T23:28:00+00:00August 12th, 2012|community development, Ghana, Politics, Society|0 Comments

Use more community organisations to prevent knife crime now

Ade Sawyerr argues that it is up to us as individuals and members of community organisations to be vocal, to be willing to get involved and to ensure the right political and economic structures are put in place to tackle knife and gun crime. Youth crime has always been with [...]

By |2019-11-01T23:48:24+00:00December 28th, 2011|Britain, community development|0 Comments

Equinox Consulting! Celebrating 28 years of service to the black community in Britain

The Equinox Consulting story The story of Equinox Consulting can be likened to a journey of hard work with a lot of fulfilment along the way; but like all journeys, things do not always go as planned. There are detours and there are new objectives that get set up along [...]

6th March 1957 – Interdependence – Ghana Union

I wrote this piece  12 years ago for the Ghana Union Newsletter ‘Amanie’ and have made some minor changes to reflect that we are now entering the 54th year of our independence ============================================================================================= Independence suggests that one can survive without external and therefore means that there is interval viability.  In [...]

By |2011-03-06T01:50:44+00:00March 6th, 2011|community development, Culture, Ghana, Politics|0 Comments

Big Society: One size fits all?

Big Society: One size fits all? Submitted 25 Feb 2011 10:52am in News One size does not fit all. Give government work programme contracts to local organisations says business and training  consultant Ade Sawyerr. The Conservatives won the election in 1983 because the country did not want to relive the crisis [...]

Will there ever be a British Dream?

Home › News › Will there ever be a British dream? Will there ever be a British dream? Submitted 18 Feb 2011 12:07pm in News The Prime Mininster’s recent Munich speech caused a backlash from UK BME communities. Ade Sawyerr highlights a thread of the controversy to examine whether Black Britons [...]

Voluntary sector consultant for Hire?

Noticeboard- Bulletin of Kente – December 1999 The role of black consultants in the black voluntary sector. “We were set up to fail” is a constant complaint that one hears at conferences, seminars and discussions organised by the black voluntary sector. The hopelessness inherent in this kind of talk makes [...]

Money's too tight to mention

Business & Finance West Africa 15th – 21st May 2000 Money’s too tight to mention Ade Sawyerr begins a two-part series looking at the funding barriers facing African community organisations AFRICAN community organisations are relative newcomers to Britain, purely as a result of immigration patterns. Although primary immigration was supposed [...]

By |2019-11-02T00:10:59+00:00September 8th, 2009|Black Matters, Britain, community development, Society|0 Comments

6th March 1957 – Interdependence – Ghana Union

I wrote this piece  12 years ago for the Ghana Union Newsletter ‘Amanie’ and have made some minor changes to reflect that we are now entering the 54th year of our independence ============================================================================================= Independence suggests that one can survive without external and therefore means that there is interval viability.  In [...]

By |2019-05-24T00:50:28+01:00March 6th, 1999|Africa, community development, Culture, Ghana, Politics, Society|0 Comments
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