Community-Led Development and Human-Centered Design

How can we as professionals empower our practice and incorporate community-led development and human-centered design in our day-to-day practices?

Anne-Marie Heemskerk
Anne-Marie Heemskerk

amh@partos.nl
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About

The community of practice on Community-Led Development (CLD) and Human-Centered Design (HCD) is a dynamic platform in which a diverse group of development actors explore and learn about the potential of CLD and HCD practices in their work. The platform holds regular interactive sessions on a variety of different topics. New approaches are shared, ideas discussed, and useful tools presented! In this way we stay informed and are urged to apply the principles of Community-Led Development and Human-Centered Design in our work.

We can only truly shift the power if those who are passionate about that shift join forces and build their platform for change from the ground up.

Community-Led Development and Human-Centered Design

Why this platform?
We believe that power needs to shift from top-down development towards communities in charge of their own sustainable impact. We can only truly shift the power if those who are passionate about that shift join forces and build their platform for change from the ground up. In order to make this transformation, we must jointly shape the agendas. This platform and the (monthly) events that it hosts, tackles this by co-designing a shared learning trajectory and by exchanging experiences, stumbling-blocks and potential pathways around them. Providing an innovative and creative space for us to convene, re-think and improve our practices!

Joint effort
The sessions are organised in collaboration with Butterfly Works, The Hunger Project and The Movement for Community-Led Development. The Hunger Project and Butterfly Works initiated the project, after which The Movement for Community-Led Development and The Spindle, the innovation platform of Partos, were eager to join and contribute to help spread important ideas and practices of CLD and HCD among a wider audience.

Want to Join?
Are you interested in Community-Led Development and Human-Centered Design? Then do get in touch with us! We have new events on a monthly basis. We are an open community and encourage anyone interested in the principles of CLD and HCD to attend. Come join us, contribute your thoughts and ideas, and incorporate Community-Led Development in your day-to-day practices!

CheckĀ this page for an overview of our (past) activities and to find resources related to this topic.

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