At its October 2014 meeting, the international Board of the IACD agreed to set up a task group, chaired by Vice President, Stewart Murdoch, to map, country by country community development training programmes and national networks that support development practitioners.
This will be funded as a legacy from the Community is the answer conference, held in Glasgow in June 2014.
Research interns will be appointed in December, to undertake the research mapping, which we hope to complete by July 2015.
Read more on the IACD website.
9th-11th June 2014
Registration for the IACD conference Community is the answer is now open.
This major international gathering will showcase community-based solutions to issues of Health, Wealth and Power. It will allow community members, activists, practitioners, researchers and policymakers from Scotland and around the world to come together and explore what actually matters to people – and how to place it at the core of what we do.
The conference takes place in the vibrant city of Glasgow, Scotland, in the run-up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
Book your place as a full 3-day delegate or day delegate here.
Early bird booking rates apply. Discounted places are available for members of IACD and for practitioners in Scotland registered with the CLD Standards Council.
9th-11th June 2014
(update: registration is now open)
This event will explore some of the most significant local and global questions we face today in the context of the answer: community.
How will we address the challenges of poverty? Of growing inequality? Of the environmental crisis? Of the failure of our institutions?
Community is the answer will showcase community-based solutions from Scotland and around the world. It will allow community members, activists, practitioners, researchers and policymakers to come together and examine what actually matters to people, how to measure it and how to place it at the core of what we do.
The event is a collaboration organised by the International Association for Community Development (IACD), the University of Glasgow and the Community Learning and Development (CLD) Standards Council for Scotland.
More information can be found on the Community is the answer website.
The full call for participation (including abstract guidelines) can be found here.
To submit a proposal for a presentation, seminar/workshop, arts-based learning event or field visit, fill in the online form by 29th November 2013.