Gemma is our Founding Director & innovator of The Four Corners Connected. Along with her passion to connect people for community development, Gemma has a keen interest in equalities, human rights education and global citizenshipClose
On 26th July 2016 the International Association of Community Development (IACD) released a statement on their Facebook page calling for the widespread adoption of a global definition for community development:
This sits very well with the current UK Community Development Values & National Occupational Standards (CD-NOS) which were agreed and published in March 2015. As stated in the introduction to the CD-NOS guidance, adhering to these standards will support:
I believe that together as practitioners and organisations (all who are working with communities in the UK) - by adhering to values and standards such as these - we can ensure our collective impact on poverty, racism and social exclusion is realised in a way that empowers, enables and encourages lasting participation. I think you'll agree that this transformative approach is the only sustainable way.
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