IADC’s Practice Insight: Call for Articles

The IACD are looking for contributions for the Special Issue on Africa. The special issue will be generic, hence; quality practice based papers now invited focusing on all aspects of African development with community development flavour. Articles from the different sub-regions are welcome with varying contexts and practices.

Case Study


Dumfries Neighbourhood Street Design Project

Sustrans Scotland has been working in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council, residents and businesses, to transform a once neglected part of Dumfries into a genuine people centred neighbourhood.




SCDN Workshop at IACD Conference

We're delighted to announce that SCDN will be facilitating a workshop at this year's IACD World Community Development Conference: Participation, Power and Progress: Community Development towards 2030 - Our Analysis, Our Actions. This is taking place from 24th to 27th June in Maynooth, Ireland.

Fiona Ballatyne and Colette McGarva will be facilitating the workshop - Has community development lost its way? which is aimed at CD practitioners, students and community activists from across the globe.

The main thrust of the workshop will be on sharing experience and learning of CD in different countries and contexts, with an analysis of the extent to which critical spaces are available within which communities are supported to analyse root causes of social injustice and inequality and to analyse and tackle power imbalance. This is a fantastic opportunity for SCDN and we will be promoting the work we do widely and representing the views of our members across the three days.
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The Scottish Community Development Network (SCDN) is a member led organisation, for community workers / community development workers, paid or unpaid, full or part time, from the community, voluntary or public sectors, who support the principles and practice of community development. SCDN is open to anyone with an interest in community development in Scotland.

SCDN Membership

Membership of SCDN remains free at this time. If you haven't yet taken out membership you can do so by clicking on the 'join today' link below. Benefits of being a member include:
      Have a strong, collective, grassroots voice within Community Development across Scotland competitive
      Be part of a strong, dynamic forum to share experiences, exchange information and debate practice and policy issues
      Receive up to date information on relevant policy developments
      Discounted rates at SCDN events and conferences
      Opportunities to link with like-minded people
      Be first to find out about local and regional events to share practice issues

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