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2.0 Participatory Intergrated Development Process

2.1 Unit 02: Community entry and re-entry

 Community Entry Process

Step 1: Pay courtesy call with the local leaders

  • Introduce yourself
  • Introduce the intent of the visit
  • Discuss and plan the need for leadership consultative meeting


Step 2: Hold a local Leaders consultative meeting

  • Repeat the introduction
    • Yourself (facilitator/s)
    • Proposed development initiative to the area
  • Seek their permission and opinion
  • Identify the local institutions that need to be involved in the development initiative
  • Establish the relationship between the local institutions and target community
  • Request for a consultation with representatives of these institutions
  • Request for a meeting with the entire community agreeing on the appropriate date, time, venue, leaders roles, feeding (where applicable).


Step 3: Hold a meeting with the entire community

  • Repeat the introduction
    • Yourself (facilitator/s)
    • Proposed development initiative to the area
  • Seek communities opinion about the proposed development initiative
  • Explain the modalities of the project
    • Objectives
    • Target group (if different from whole community)
    • Planning and implement Process
    • Preconditions (training/s, elections, group registration, committee, bank account, contribution, etc)

2.2 Unit 03: Awareness Creation & Attitude Change phase


Purpose: The phase aims at changing the community members’ attitude towards their own development by assisting them to identify enabling and disabling development approaches.

The communities are facilitated to conduct a role play as part of the learning, investigate the learning points from the role play through structured questions and diverse answers and draw lessons learned on enabling and disabling approaches to development.


2.2.1        The River Code Role Play

Two men and one woman are on their way to a wedding. Then suddenly they meet a flooded river and fear crossing as it can drown them.  They find a man working next to the flooded river.

Feeling trapped and unable to cross over to the other side, they ask the man to assist them to cross.

The man agrees to help them and offers to carry them on his back across the river on a free service. They agree to be carried over but the woman refuses and request to be guided on how to cross.

The man holds her hand and leads her, step by step across the flooded river stepping on the stones


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