ABCD in Action is your community - a place where we can learn from each other about how to apply the principles and practices of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD).
"Building on the skills of local residents, the power of local associations, and the supportive functions of local institutions, asset-based community development draws upon existing community strengths to build stronger, more sustainable communities for the future.” ~http://www.abcdinstitute.org
When our community mostly made up of 50-70 year-olds started to use ABCD, the immediate call was to focus on creating an online database that would become the backbone of an interactive online forum. Never mind that we could start with the…Continue
We recently started a conversation about what Gappers are. The conversation revolved around who actually is a gapper - in general, we defined a gapper as an individual who works in the gap between community and institutions.Usually the gapper is…Continue
“Seven coffee beans:” A story about the formation of local self-help association in Ambo, Ethiopia: A personal account. Is this regarded as an asset-based community development (ABCD)? This is a story of the emergence…Continue
Working in French-speaking West Africa. I am anxious to find any ABCD training materials or resources in French. Even if not in French, would like to find any ABCD materials being used in Sub-Saharan African contexts. Thanks for your help!Continue