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PC300 Strengthening Underserved Communities



Community-based development is rooted in the idea that individuals and groups are best suited to identifying and addressing social problems in their own communities. Community development enhances local ownership, sustainability, and effectiveness by localising problems and solutions in geographically, politically, and socially defined areas. This course will provide an overview of community-based development, frameworks for development, and tools and resources that can be utilised by non-profits and development workers in international contexts. 


Course Outline


  1. Community-Based Development in Theory

  2. Community Development in Practice

  3. Asset-Based Development Part I

  4. Asset-Based Development Part II

  5. Community-Based Participatory Research

  6. Stakeholder Theory and Social Partnerships

  7. Implementing an Awareness Campaign

  8. Localisation of Curriculum

  9. Community Strengthening Through Clubs

  10. Prevention and Girls Empowerment

  11. Developing a Theory of Change

  12. Developing a Child Protection Policy



November 1st - December 8th 2023

Lectures Wednesdays and Fridays 3pm BST




You are eligible to join as an undergraduate or graduate