Development Dialogue

  •  March 1, 2017
     12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Community Exit Strategies – What Is Our Endgame? 

Featuring: Global Hope Network International

Many well-intentioned international development projects or programs lack a clear endgame. In other words, there is no plan for the NGO to depart a given community or to fully transition leadership to the local community. How do NGOs start to incorporate this idea of an end-game in their project design? What models are there for full local ownership of development initiatives, from the outset?

Join us  for a presentation by new Posner Tenant Global Hope Network International (GHNI) and for a discussion on strategies for appropriately and sustainably exiting communities. GHNI will give a short presentation on their innovative model of coaching communities to transform themselves, and several of their country directors will illustrate the model with stories of the specific communities with which they have worked. The session will then flow into a participant-driven discussion of how elements of their approach can be incorporated into all international NGO work, and participants will also have the chance to ask the GHNI team specific questions about their model.

GHNI provides sustainable development assistance to communities using their Transformational Community Development model, that focuses on coaching and direct investment in communities. GHNI staff guide the villages to form five development committees, then coach the committees in the low cost, low tech, locally available ways to lead their village on a path to sustainable transformation within roughly 5 years. GHNI’s innovative model of exiting communities once they considered self-sustaining has earned recognition, including United Nations Consultative Status.

For this presentation and discussion, we will be joined in person by key GHNI directors from regional field offices including the Middle East, Southeast Asia and East Africa.

Lunch will be served. Please RSVP below. 

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