How The Community Can Help Itself
April 6, 2012 § Leave a comment
We often talk about ‘capacity building’ and ’empowerment’ in the NGO world without remembering that a necessary part of both these processes is letting go of some of our power at the center.
“Advice, insights and inspiration from some of 10:10’s most successful carbon-cutters. Each of the 12 hand-picked Pioneers has led an exceptional 10:10 effort within a business or organisation, and is ready to share the stories and expertise they picked up along the way.”
The framing of the entire thing is very strong –
- positive labelling – these pioneers are now recognised leaders, giving them additional credibility internally
- the knowledge is in the community (and gained from experience) – no need for external experts
- diversity of pioneers – private, public and third sectors