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Sustainable community development : dilemma of options in Kenya

Author: Fuchaka Waswa; Christine Kilalo; Mwambi Mwasaru
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Waswa, Fuchaka.
Sustainable community development.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
(OCoLC)890435536
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fuchaka Waswa; Christine Kilalo; Mwambi Mwasaru
ISBN: 9781137497413 1137497416 9781137497406 1137497408
OCLC Number: 892563991
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 162 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; 1 Introduction; 1.1 Background; 1.2 Africa's development irony; 1.3 Poverty: from an international to a local understanding; 1.4 Reflection questions; 2 Development Approaches and Competing Paradigms; 2.1 Historical perspective of main development paradigms; 2.2 Development paradigms in the context of Kenyan history; 2.3 Competing development approaches in Kenya; 2.4 Participatory approach and people-centred development; 2.5 Competing paradigms of social change; 2.6 A social movement as the way forward; 2.7 Reflection questions 3 Entry Points for Sustainable Community Development3.1 Characterization of a sustainable community; 3.2 Community institutional and leadership development; 3.3 Community assets and resource mobilization; 3.4 Community-Based Health Care (CBHC); 3.5 Emerging issues in CBHC; 3.6 Gender and CBHC; 3.7 Community food security and sustainable agriculture; 3.8 Dealing with water scarcity in dryland ecosystems; 3.9 Alternative income generation; 3.10 Environmental dimension to community development; 3.11 Reflection questions; 4 Roles of Strategic Stakeholders; 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Initiating and working through partnerships4.3 Phasing-in and phasing-out; 4.4 Reflection questions; 5 Creating an Enabling Environment; 5.1 Governance; 5.2 Characteristics of good governance; 5.3 The change formula; 5.4 Reflection questions; 6 Back to the Basics; 6.1 Dilemma of options for community development; 6.2 Learning from the "poor"; 6.3 Reflection questions; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Fuchaka Waswa, Christine Ruth Saru Kilalo, Dominic Mwambi Mwasaru.

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Community development has lately gained much prominence, but the emphasis has remained on the economic and social welfare of communities, rather than the environment. By focusing on 'sustainable'  Read more...

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