Organisation: International Accountability Project
Type: Guides and Manuals
“What is your community’s vision for the future? Is there anything your community wishes to have that is not there now?”
When we asked these questions to workshop participants in rural Myanmar, one person responded, “We don’t have the power to decide that.”
Too often, we feel that the power to make decisions about the future of our communities has been taken away. But we do not have to feel powerless. There are steps we can take to reclaim control and identify our own priorities for development in our communities. Community-led ideas and expertise can lead the way to a development that respects people and protects the environment.
Conducting community-led research is one effective way for communities to respond to development challenges, and to voice their development priorities.