(c) Brayden Graham/HelpAge International
This older people's association in Vietnam is an example of community-driven development
Community-driven development training for policymakers, government officials and practitioners around the world
19-23 November 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam
Community-driven development training is a week-long course for development practitioners and others interested in strengthening their knowledge, tools and understanding of community development across a wide range of sectors through community-based organisations.
The course is offered by HelpAge International's Vietnam office, which has over 10 years' experience in community-driven development and training development practitioners.
The community-driven development model is demonstrated through the Vietnam model of intergenerational self-help clubs. These are present in over 1,000 communities in Vietnam and there are Government plans for a nationwide expansion, supported by international organisations. The course covers:
Initiation and sustainability of community-driven development organisations
Theory of inclusive, community-led development
Formation of community-driven development organisations
Building self-management capacity
Developing plans for self-generating organisational income
Record keeping, monitoring and evaluation tools
Sector specific training and tools
A detailed look at age-friendly, resilient livelihoods options
Health and wellness, including physical exercise, health promotion, illness prevention and first aid
Homecare support, including the development of volunteer carer system
Disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation
Case management for ensuring attainment of rights and entitlements
Facilitation and communication skills found to be essential in energising community groups are developed throughout the course.
A full-day field visit demonstrates practical applications and sustainability of the
community-driven development model.
The tuition fee for this one week course is US$1,200 per person, which includes airport transfer, three-star single room accommodation with free wifi and three meals per day. The fees do not include visa and international travel to and from Hanoi.