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Community-Driven Development and SDGs

19 ~ 22 November 2019





Community-Based or Community-Driven Development (CDD) is a recognized approach from many international institutions such as the World Bank which promotes inclusive development through empowering local communities. Prior to CDD, these communities comprised primarily of women, elderly and the youth were underrepresented. CDD gives “a great deal of responsibility and authority to allow villagers and ethnic minority groups themselves to decide and manage their own development activities.” Solely focusing on the World Bank, its active CDD projects in the Asia-Pacific Region were worth $9.8 billion. The UNDP also recognizes the importance of communities and local sustainable development solutions through various funding programs and partnerships.


However, CDD does not come without criticism. The qualitative goals of the CDD are hard to measure and therefore the effectiveness of the related projects is unclear. Also, there is potential for “Elite capture” which is when a small group within the community takes all the benefits of the project.

Nevertheless, the bottom-up idea itself has potential to benefit the previously excluded groups with a multi-faceted approach, including the individuals with disabilities, indigenous populations, women, youth and so many more to achieve collective rural and urban development.


The lectures and activities included in this workshop are aimed at providing participants with a platform to gain a deeper understanding of their community and how development affects it. Best practices on community development will be presented, offering opportunities to explore well-designed community development cases around the world. There will be sessions to discuss good policies and practical community development projects in line with the UN SDGs. Finally, the workshop will help local actors effectively develop relevant policies, promoting and enhancing their national development plans and economic benefits in the long term.

Event objectives


The workshop aims to motivate participants to learn from each city’s case studies and to establish in action plans to assess and improve the effectiveness of their community-driven development projects in their respective cities by utilizing workshop materials as well as networks established. Evaluating the benefits and impacts of community-driven development projects, especially those in the Asia-Pacific.

In this sense, this event will;

·    Provide a venue for establishing network amongst the participants who are devoted to the method of CDD as well as the pledge behind the 2030 Agenda: “no one will be left behind”

·    Promote a learning atmosphere between cities and establish a strong network which can be utilized after the workshop.

·    Offer a venue for knowledge sharing and discussion and motivate participants to implement community driven development and development policies, with particular focus on community development

·    Provide an opportunity for the local governments and cities sustainable development and social development policies and best practices through city-to-city cooperation. 


Learning objectives

At the end of the workshop, the participants will be able to:

·    Understand the community driven development trends and social policy development in the context of the principles of transparency, participation, accountability, and enhanced local capacity;

·    Utilize the lessons learned from the good cases of community driven development policy implementation;

·    Share the best practices of the community/local government-driven community development projects;

·    Understand the economic impacts of sustainable development and social development on the regional development, recognizing and evaluating the benefits and impacts of community-driven development projects;

·    Coordinate partnerships to effectively promote the benefits of community development policies with civil societies, government and local communities



Content and structure


The workshop contents are composed of the followings:

[Module 1] Nexus between Community-Driven Development (CDD) and the 2030 Agenda

[Module 2] Empowerment of the local community

[Module 3] Assessing and evaluating the effectiveness of CDD

[Module 4] Funding sources to support CDD

[Module 5] Engaging in action plan




The training will be comprised of:

   ·    lectures and presentations by experts in relevant fields

  ·   practical exercises and group discussion

  ·   exercise on UNITAR CityShare Methodology

  ·   action plan presentation

  ·   study visit



Target audience


This training is mainly open to government officials and other related personnel from NGOs, Civil Societies and institutions and community-based organisations, academic and training institutions and other local actors, who are working in the field of national and local development within the Asia-Pacific region.



Event details


∙ Event type




∙ Date

19-22 November 2019



∙ Venue

UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/Jeju International Training Center (JITC), Jeju-do, Korea



∙ Organizer




∙ Website



∙ Certificate

UNITAR, UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC will issue a certificate upon completion of the training




Selected applicants are required to:

·        submit necessary documents on time, i.e., registration form etc.

·        complete and submit pre-training readings and assignments, i.e. case studies etc.

·        actively participate in the training program 

·        be fluent in written and spoken English (if needed, interview will be conducted through skype)

   *Additionally, Participants are required to bring a personal laptop for their exercises on UNITAR CityShare Methodology.


Application and deadline

Send the following 7 documents to by 11 October 2019 (Friday)


1. Application form

Download from

2. Letter of commitment

3. Acknowledgement, waiver and release of liability

4. Consent to collection, usage, and disclosure of personal information

5. One page case study description 

(see the guidelines provided with the application form)

6. Letter of nomination

Use the format of your organization with official seal

7. Curriculum Vitae

May use your own format

* Late application will NOT be accepted. 



·        Application without required documents will NOT be considered.

·        Participation is subject to the approval of the application by UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC. 

·        Only Selected applicants will be notified individually.


Assistance with travel expenses


UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC provides a LIMITED financial assistance with the airfare to Jeju-do, Republic of Korea from their capitals/points of departure as mentioned below:


Point of departure (By Region / Country)


Eastern Asia

South Korea

KRW 150,000

China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan and Chinese Taipei

US$ 300


US$ 550

South-Eastern Asia

Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam

US$ 450

Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar

US$ 650

Southern Asia

Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and 

Sri Lanka

US$ 800


US$ 850


US$ 950

Pacific Islands

Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tuvalu and Vanuatu

US$ 1,200

* Other points of departure – please contact UNITAR CIFAL Jeju/JITC


- Local expenses (venue-to-venue transportation, accommodation, and meals) during the workshop will be covered by CIFAL Jeju.


- All other expenses including insurances, visa fees, transportation related to collecting visa, all kind of local transports in their own countries are the responsibility of the participants.



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