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Sustainable Rural Community Development
07 Feb - 14 Feb, 1998
 The Contemporary Novel

Faculty:
Peggy Antrobus (Co-Chair)  
Reine Boni (Co-Chair)  
Manfred Max-Neef (Co-Chair) - Rector, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia
Charles Breen - Director of Project Development, Institute of Natura, University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Geraldine Brookins  
Noeleen Heyzer - Director, United Nations Development Fund for Women, New York
Susan Jenkins  
Jules Pretty - Director, Centre for Environment and Society, University of Essex, Colchester; Research Fellow, International Institute for Environment and Development, London
Sherry Salway Black  
Piotr Szczepanski - Director, Water Supply Foundation, Warsaw

Additional Session Support:
Heliodoro Diaz-Cisneros (Resource Specialist)  
Guillermina Hernandez-Gallegos (Resource Specialist)  
Gloria Meert (Resource Specialist)  

Abstract:
Rural populations around the globe face enormous challenges as they strive to sustain the well-being of their communities. The foundation of any nation, rural communities need purposeful and deliberate social and economic investments in order to develop and survive in the face of problems such as out-migration, urban influences, poverty, limited educational and employment opportunities, poor social and physical infrastructure, weak political influence, and geographic isolation. Some communities have begun pursuing more inclusive development philosophies and approaches, which are based on mutual cooperation, and are focusing on projects and programs conceived, organized, and implemented from within rather than from outside the community. Those with the most at stake—the people who live and work in rural communities—are coming forward with ideas, knowledge, and expertise. Drawing on examples from Latin America, Africa, the United States, and Central and Eastern Europe, this session will seek to understand how vibrant and sustainable rural communities in these regions have learned to encourage and value greater participation by their citizens, including women and youth, while at the same time respecting different social, cultural, and economic perspectives, values, traditions, and aspirations.

Session Faculty

Noeleen Heyzer
 
Peggy Antrobus

 


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