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Community
Empowerment
For
Rural Development
K.A.D.S Thilakarathna
11/Ag/034
EG788
DimensionsIntroduction
Community
Empowerment
Process
Community
Empowerment
For
Rural Development
Advantages
and
Disadvanta...
Introduction
• Present World is consist of 46% of Rural population .
• Today Rural areas are facing major challenges
• Rur...
Introduction
• What is a Community?
UNAIDS defines ``community'' as that a community is a group
of people who have somethi...
New vision for Rural Development –
Community Empowerment
• New vision Required for Rural development:
A vision of prosperi...
Dimensions of Community Empowerment
Confident Inclusive Organized
Co-
operative
Influential
How traditional approach to rural development different
from community empowerment?
“New roof”
Traditional / short cut app...
Community Empowerment Process
Discovery
Partnership
Self-
Definition
Self-
reputation
Resistance
Independent
Alternative
E...
Importance of Community Empowerment
• Objective of community Empowerment is,
 to strengthen the community’s capacity to i...
Advantages of Community Empowerment
• Encourages active involvement through the participation of all members of the
commun...
Challenges in community empowerment:
• Less room allowed for community participation.
• communities are often primarily mo...
Rural Development Projects for community
empowerment in Sri Lanka
• Gemi Diriya
• EMPOWERING WOMEN- Sahana Sri lanka
• Fis...
World Bank Country Director Naoko Iishi inspects
a water supply project(Gemidiriya project) in
Perahettiya in Badulla.
Mag...
Conclusion
• Community empowerment practitioners firstly need to
ensure that community members take ownership of the
initi...
Reference
• http://dl.nsf.ac.lk
– cited on 22.09.2007
• http://www.epi.org/downloads/docs
– cited on 22.09.2007
• www.cefo...
Thank you
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  1. 1. Community Empowerment For Rural Development K.A.D.S Thilakarathna 11/Ag/034 EG788
  2. 2. DimensionsIntroduction Community Empowerment Process Community Empowerment For Rural Development Advantages and Disadvantages Community Empowerment Projects in Sri Lanka Conclusion
  3. 3. Introduction • Present World is consist of 46% of Rural population . • Today Rural areas are facing major challenges • Rural Development • Rural development may be defined as, “ overall development of rural areas to improve the quality of life of rural people. It is an integrated process, which includes social, economical, political and spiritual development of the poorer sections of the society.
  4. 4. Introduction • What is a Community? UNAIDS defines ``community'' as that a community is a group of people who have something in common and will act together in their common interest. • Empowerment – Empowerment' refers to the process by which people gain control over the factors and decisions that shape their lives. • Therefore, Community empowerment refers to the process of enabling communities to increase control over their lives.
  5. 5. New vision for Rural Development – Community Empowerment • New vision Required for Rural development: A vision of prosperity through the empowerment of local communities. • Top-down plans and donor-driven investment programs have proven less than successful. • An empowered community is one which is: 1. Confident 2. Inclusive 3. Organized 4. Co-operative 5. Influential
  6. 6. Dimensions of Community Empowerment Confident Inclusive Organized Co- operative Influential
  7. 7. How traditional approach to rural development different from community empowerment? “New roof” Traditional / short cut approach You contract with a builder, based on lowest cost, A community empowerment approach • Confident You involve local people in discussions about the roof. • Inclusive Involve the group working with. • Organized You encourage people to work as a team and work to each other’s strengths. • Cooperative – You encourage the group to look at projects elsewhere. How have other groups worked with contractors, what did they learn, who did they use and what happened? • Influential – You encourage the group to make decisions and they do this within known parameters
  8. 8. Community Empowerment Process Discovery Partnership Self- Definition Self- reputation Resistance Independent Alternative Evaluation
  9. 9. Importance of Community Empowerment • Objective of community Empowerment is,  to strengthen the community’s capacity to identify problems and  come up with the solutions,  carry out action plans,  as well as monitor the progress and make an appropriate evaluation
  10. 10. Advantages of Community Empowerment • Encourages active involvement through the participation of all members of the community. • Community empowerment builds on local strengths, creativity and resource, and actively seeks to decrease dependency on, as a result sustainability is ensured. • Equity in decision making processes, resources mobilization. • Enhanced motivation of the community. • Builds the capacity of the community by encouraging the acquisition of relevant skills
  11. 11. Challenges in community empowerment: • Less room allowed for community participation. • communities are often primarily motivated by their strong sense of urgency about achieving their preset objectives and timeline. • Incomplete participation or representation in decision making • Resistance to change
  12. 12. Rural Development Projects for community empowerment in Sri Lanka • Gemi Diriya • EMPOWERING WOMEN- Sahana Sri lanka • Fisheries Community Empowerment – 130mn – 21 Activities conducted (2016 Budget) • Rural Agricultural Development • Village Uplifting Program - 2015 (Gama Neguma) • Road Development Maga Neguma • Drug Prevention • Milk Production and Delivery • Rural Development and Poverty Reduction • Child Malnutrition Prevention “Empowered rural community sustainably contributing to rural economy of the Eastern Province.”
  13. 13. World Bank Country Director Naoko Iishi inspects a water supply project(Gemidiriya project) in Perahettiya in Badulla. Maga Neguma project Kegalle -Tholangamuwa Pananwatta Ussana Irrigation scheme -Mathale
  14. 14. Conclusion • Community empowerment practitioners firstly need to ensure that community members take ownership of the initiative. • Secondly, creating strong links to outside resources and development partners as communities are not closed and self- sustaining systems. • Thirdly, for a successful community participation requires a strong skilled local leadership • Fourthly, optimal community leadership and optimal representation.
  15. 15. Reference • http://dl.nsf.ac.lk – cited on 22.09.2007 • http://www.epi.org/downloads/docs – cited on 22.09.2007 • www.ceford.org.ug/index.php ⁻ cited on 25.09.2007 • http://www.empower.coop ⁻ cited on 25.09.2007
  16. 16. Thank you

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