Connecting local responses around the world
We discussed how facilitators from diffferent approaches facilitate and encourage communtiies to take action on issues of their concern and how community life competence approach can learn from others experiences and improve on it. 130 people shared in 10 different languages.
The highlight for me was when a private sector participant said- I had forgotten that I was a human being in corporate settings where we are asked to keep our personal aspect aside.
“For me the highlight was discussing what means humanity to us with different cultures from countries I have never been to and the great thing was that we agreed and understood each other “ Maartje, Holland
“I learned to be more experienced than being more theoretical... and to listen because we tend to plan prjoects in more interventionist way ” Murat- Turkey
An example from my group. We discussed the challenge of how do we prioritise when there are diverse interests in the community or the donor's interest does not match the communitiy interest.
One method suggested was prioritisation. This is done through needs assessment. Or we could ask the community on urgency, siginificance of the problem or capacity or opportunity of the community to take action.
Second method could be concurrent groups based on strengths in the community and link with external or outside resources.
Third method- addressing all issues but greater focus on issues that we lag behind
Fourth method- using broader community interest as an entry point (this is when for eg donor funding is for HIV but the priority of the community is something else)