Report Launch: Community-led Development Planning

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    Dear Friends,

    We are delighted to invite you to the launch of the collective report “In Search of a Different World: Turning Dreams into Community-Led Development Plans” on Thursday, May 16, 2024. See your local time here. The report encapsulates the process, learnings, collective analysis, and recommendations stemming from community-led research led by the 7 Global Advocacy Team members in 7 countries. Register now.

    Led by the Global Advocacy Team (GAT) in collaboration with IAP, the GAT initiative spanned 3 years, empowering 7 communities across Armenia, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, the Philippines, and Zimbabwe to create their own community-led development plans and to advocate for a change on how development is done. Below are the GAT member’s community-led goals:

    • The Lepcha community in Dzongu, Sikkim, India is protecting their indigenous cultural identities and promoting a community-led development alternative to proposed hydropower dams on their sacred Teesta river and territory.

    • The indigenous Haruku are creating a community-led plan to cope with climate impacts using their customary governance system in their ancestral island in the Maluku Province of Indonesia.

    • The farmers in La Victoire Commune and Limbé Commune in the Nord department of Haiti are determining a community-led plan that addresses damages caused by climate change and sustainable and climate-resilient farming.

    • Farmers and villagers of the beautiful mountainous Marts village of Tumanyan community in Armenia are working toward a participatory alternative development plan that protects the environment and human rights.

    • The Luo communities in Yala Swamp in Western Kenya are demanding accountability from private investors and governments to reclaim their land and to have community-led sustainable wetland management that respects their rights and helps secure their livelihoods.

    • Women, children and persons with disabilities are leading the promotion of environmental sustainability practice and alternative solutions for mining activities in the Amazon community in Filabusi of Zimbabwe, which is severely impacted by climate change.

    Join us to learn, discuss, and celebrate the community-led research that shapes their community-led development planning journey. Please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues, partners and fellow advocates of community-led development. Please know that interpretation will be available in French and Indonesian.

    Thank you!


    Ryan Schlief
    ED, International Accountability Project

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