Khanya- AICDD: Responsive Alternatives - Diversifying Community Development Practice

Khanya- AICDD

The African Institute for Community-Driven Development (Khanya- AICDD) is a South African based nonprofit organisation specialising in community-driven development and participatory methodologies. Formed in 1998, it has been consistently working to strengthen livelihoods in Southern Africa in order to bring true empowerment to people of the region.

Khanya-AICDD is conducting a short course entitled: 'Responsive Alternatives - Diversifying Community Development Practice' from 4-7 June 2012 in Braamfontien, Johannesburg.

How do we understand local contexts, capitals and capabilities better? How do we design appropriate and empowering community investments and service delivery agendas? How do we facilitate viable environments for local economies to grow sustainably?

The training will explore and share ideas about different tools to engage in development, through experiential learning and action reflection.

The course is accredited through the centre for Development Studies at the University of Free State. The workshop is accredited in NQF level: 5. The certificate can be used to proof Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). This accreditation is conditional upon an additional assignment.

The course is designed to introduce participants to:

  • Innovative ways of developing alternative strategies to deal with contemporary development challenges;
  • New ways of using social development processes to analyse, engage and re-imagine the development context;
  • Use tools that are based on participatory methodologies that maximise the efficiency of stakeholder engagement.

Space is limited, apply as soon as possible to book your place!

If you are a large group interested in this course, or a course at a later date, e-mail to Khanya- AICDD and you will be offered a tailored course for your group.

Previous trainings dealing with the above-mentioned ideas have been adopted as policy in South Africa and Botswana:

  • "We gained more than we expected," Participant from a training workshop for DSD Mpumalanga, 2011;
  • "Intensive and empowering," Participant from a training workshop for DSD Free Sate, 2010.

Click here to download the application form.

Cost: R6 500.

Applications should be sent to

The application deadline is 25 May 2012.

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Event Start Date: 
Monday, 4 June, 2012
Event End Date: 
Thursday, 7 June, 2012
Event Venue: 
28 Juta Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
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