Questions related to Community Empowerment
"Efforts in East Java to Optimize the Blue Economy's Implementation on Coastal Community Empowerment" is the title of my dissertation, which I am now working on. Do you have any local experience with this topic? Thank you very much.
I am doing my PhD on community empowerment initiatives of faith- based NGO using mixed methods research design. My total sample is 165. The overall Cronbach's alpha score of data collected through structured questionnaire is 0.934. There are nine parts in my questionnaire. In three parts the scores are 0.618, 0.652 and 0.693. Is it acceptable in social science research? If it is then please give me some references.
I am interested in new methods, approaches and/or techniques in teaching students and territorial community representatives about community development. I would be grateful for sharing links to papers or research materials on innovative practices
How can I get data/reflections of the community voice? Does anyone know any relevant project/program or NGO to look at?
I'm looking at using the Actor Network Theory framework to study community empowerment.
I would request any insight and suggested readings. If any one has experience of using ANT for tourism before I would request for your guidance.
The work specifically would look at rural/community tourism and how it empowers the host community.
I'm inspired by the examples of Cascina Cuccagna (in Milan) and Evergreen Brickworks (in Toronto) as active co-creation hubs/community centers. In particular the Cascina is an example of a community led collective that creates and run services. Are there other examples (especially in the U.S.) where you've seen this happening?
I am working on an action research project with thrust on empowerment of Local Governments and Youth Organisations in disaster Preparedness and risk reduction in certain disaster-prone parts of India. And would be happy to know whether any specific policy on disaster preparedness and risk reduction has been brought out anywhere in the world? If so, in the process of formulation and subsequent stages, whether adequate thrust on Decentralisation has been given ? Whether the process of policy formulation was genuinely participatory involving all major stakeholders?
I am researching on the influence of citizen participation on urban sustainable development and would welcome contributions on the subject.
"Empowerment" is an essential concept in community health care. Many promoting strategies of empowerment have been published in research journals. However, how to maintain and promote it is often less discussed. What role should the local government play? How should coalitions be developed and operated in a community, especially in remote areas? Are there specific and feasible approaches? I need your discourse and practical recommendations.
In ALAIC 2014 we look researchers and managers who see communication as a counter that promotes the mobilization and construction of individual and collective social processes that enhance agencies.
I am currently working on developing an intervention to increase awareness about testicular cancer and other testicular abnormalities. I want the intervention to be LGBT sensitive. Is there any framework to guide my query? the educational intervention can be in the form of an app, a brochure, an e-brochure, and infograph etc.
I'm interested on environmental conflicts in the urban context and I would like to frame my research within the theories of social movements and social conflict.
I've developed a methodology that emphasizes on community empowerment and how communities can successfully re-appropriate a space (gain ownership, build identities, enhance contributory and participative cultures etc) but at the same time, bridge the gap between them and authority; creating balance and trusting relationships, strong bonds and a sense of teamwork (this is based on the topic from my last question). The idea is to create a service structure that communities can easily understand and follow, and authority will feel comfortable and confident with.
My question is, do you think that initiatives like this could be authorized and accepted by communities and authorities? What experiences have you had regarding this topic, and what are your opinions about it?
I've attached my most recent presentation for all to see and comment! Feedback would be greatly appreciated!
I want to look at the factors that affects women empowerment in the rice value chain in Ghana. My main concern has to do with the measurement of the variable "Women Empowerment"
I would like to connect with someone who has worked in the NWT around health policy. I am interested in how to engage the local population in the policy process.
I am trying to operationalise the above-mentioned concept with regard to a local community extensively involved in preserving and collecting digitally its own cultural heritage. The literature is vast about the quality of this involvement, but I think it lacks in terms of methodological approaches.
Are there ways of thinking and acting in the possible future construction of new forms of social relations?
It is well known that during field campaigns, local communities are willing to cooperate with people doing environmental studies. However, in some particular indigenous locations people are not happy to see foreigners around their land. This is the case where oil & gas companies are performing oil/gas exploration or production. Historically these people have been overlooked by companies and strong feelings against these activities is evident. Researchers working for the companies sometimes are caught by the community as subject for negotiations with the company's CEO. Meanwhile negotiations begins, prompting professionals and members of the community to communicate among themselves, resulting in experiences that maybe worthwhile to share.
Self-determination as a conceptual tool for community empowerment. An approach or perspective leading to de-colonization.