Networks and Networking - Community Organizing
The following definitions of "community organizing" was taken from COMM-ORG, the Online Conference on Community Organizing and Development. It is interesting to look at it from the point of view of networking.

  • community organizing is about how people without power get power, both as individuals and as a community.
  • community organizing is also about building relationships,and sometimes this is its primary goal.
  • community organizing begins in a local area, often as small as a neighborhood.
  • community organizing builds on shared experience - rooted in a place or a cultural identity.
  • community organizing, when it succeeds, often leads to development activities and/or larger social movements.

Many papers, and other resource on community organizing can be found in the COMM-ORG webpage

Hari Srinivas - hsrinivas@gdrc.org
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