Coalition of georgian organisations working on community development, georgia conference april 2013

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  • აქ ვფიქრობ რომ ბოლოში ჩაჯდეს, ყველა ორგანიზაციის ლოგო, როგორც ჩვენს პლაკატზეა.
  • ფოტოები
  • შესაძლოა ხსენდეს ადგილობრივი სპეციფიკაც, თუმცა ეს დროში ზრდის ინტერვენციას და შედეგი მაიცნ მიღწევადია
  • პრაქტიკოსები აღიარებენ ქალთა განსაკუთრებულ როლს თემის განვითარებაში
  • აქ შესაძლოა გავუშვათ ჩვენივე საქმიანობის და სათემო ჯგუფების მუშაობის ამსახველი რამოდენიმე ფოტო - ანიმაციით
  • აქ შესაძლოა გავუშვათ ჩვენივე საქმიანობის და სათემო ჯგუფების მუშაობის ამსახველი რამოდენიმე ფოტო - ანიმაციით


  • 2. Community DevelopmentCoalition”CoDeCo”Biological Farming Association “Elkana”Community Development Center- CDCCentre for Training and ConsultancyAdult Education Association of Georgia - AEAGCenter for Strategic Research and Development of Georgia- CSRDG“Rhea” UnionIDP Women Association “Tankhmoba”Caucasus Environmental NGO NetworkCivil Society Institute- CSI
  • 3. Presentation Issues History of the Coalition - 2010-2012 Shared Definitions - 2010 Joint Publication/working process, structureand content, main findings CoDeCo Mission and Priorities
  • 4. PrehistoryThe birth of the ideaSighnagi Meeting and its outputs- Shared Vision- Development of Meeting Materials- Initiation of the project on joint publication
  • 5. What is “Community” Shared DefinitionCommunity is a group of people livingin a defined geographical area;sharing the same socio-economic andcultural conditions; having similarinterests, problems and needs
  • 6. Community DevelopmentThe basic indicators of a Developed Community: Existence of Civic Group Community has a vision oriented to development andinnovation Community is able to define problems and to respondto them effectively Community realizes its own rights and needs andadvocates them
  • 7. Preparation of the Publication Internal Working Meetings Regional Conference in Batumi Development of theConclusion
  • 8. Publication Structure Introduction- Organizational Profile- History of community work Vision, Approaches, Target Groups Experience- Positive- Negative Conclusion
  • 9. Main Obstacles of Community Work Nihilism and Mistrust of the Population The complexity of Group Forming/SustainingProcess Out Flow of Human Resources Dependency Syndrome
  • 10. Basic Findings• Work with communities is a very time consuming and intensive process• Community Education is an essential prerequisite for Community Development• Identification and capacity building of informal leaders is vital• The success greatly depends on adequacy of specific methods to a specificenvironment, rather than selection of a certain method for community development.• Community development projects require very intensive monitoring and carefulobservation• The main principle is - work together with communities and not instead of them• Transparency is essential accompanying element of community work• Active use of local media ensures effective advocacy of community problems• The main challenge of Community Development is still Sustainability of achievedresults
  • 11. Mission of ”CoDeCo” Coalition- Voluntary, non formal Union, with aim to promotesupportive environment for Community Initiativesand its Sustainability in Georgia- The main purpose is to share existingcompetencies and experience in the field ofcommunity development in the country, tocoordinate community work countrywide and toadvocate/lobby issues of community developmenton local and International levels
  • 12. Strategic Directions 1. To Advocate and Lobby Community needs and- Analytical researches- Development and provision of relevant Recommendations- Cooperation with Government- Preparation of Legislation Initiatives- Business Communication campaigns 2. To strengthen capacity of community development and coordinated work- Regular meetings- Development of mailing list of interested parties- Development of date base- Study tours- Joint Publications- Experience sharing between target groups 3. Institutional Strengthening of Coalition- Short and Long term Plans- Fundraising- Pilot Projects- Membership in International Networks- Study of International Practices/ its popularization- Organizing and attending Regional and International Events