Community Empowerment People organizing themselves / mobilize disensrood people to advocate on their oum behaly. Compronting power c grievance / achieve needed changes. Building com minity Transforming opprenion / achieve liberation. A process by which communities germ control over the decision and resources that injury then trues including the deter minants g health. Struggle and liberation are bornd in this procen. Dimensions of Community empowerment Locality (community development): - Enhancing comm. well-being Developing capacities to address problems; enhance local leadership; promote integration. Social planning /policy. - Technical procen for addresing social weljaw through policy & programs. Comm. involvement in dejining needs 4 program elicacy. Social action - Redictibution g power and gaming amon to recomes for marginalized groups.
Tools Jan community empowerment improve participation - Involve ppl in activities - Gine them a say in project / program 12king - Take into account the variety in communly & existing hierarchies, tension etc. Developing local leadership - Participation & leadership need each other. - Eristing strctr? Train is style & Skills (democration decision making skills, conglist sol'; social E comm" slull netmork skills) Build empowering organization streins - Subgroups in community : committees, women groups, sport, jaith groups etc. - Male usua g exciting groups on inticle theming they don't enuit (although it is difficult to organize wherion from onisls) - Be ableto represent other community member. Increase pnob lem annomment capacities - Do not simply overrule comm. members Enhance the ability g the comm to 'ask why. - To be able to critically amen the underlying Causes g their powerlennen ( comp c Freive) Improve resources mobilization -Traditional Capital property E money
- Social Capital ! trust, ability to collabonale - -control over resources mmit 15rls be carried outh community Strengthen links C other ppl & organization - Pantnership / coalition c organiz" c mutual interest Create an equitable relat" c the outside agents - Contact c other organizations you neet to charge political leaders: practitioner other prejenionals Junding agencies, NGO'S health Earl organization School act etc. control over programme management - Planning, financing contact etc - Make youncely reductent reduntant