Groups and Community Mobilisation for Development
Handbook for development studies students
This is a "how-to" book, intended for community mobilisers who want to stimulate social change in a community to work towards poverty eradication, good governance, increased transparency -- in short community empowerment.
This book identifies key steps in the community mobilisation process; it stresses the role and responsibility of the community leader or coordinator of an activity, community networks and other Civil Society groups, including local citizens.
This book examines the theory of group dynamics, advocacy, social mobilisation and grassroots communications.
The major objective of the book is to enhance knowledge and skills among students, development workers, managers and support agencies on the management of Community Based Organizations (CBO) as basic civil society units for realizing community transformation and sustainable development.
Musingafi is the vice chairperson of the Zimbabwe Open University Masvingo Campus Academic Research and Publications Coordinating Committee (ZOU MC ARPCC).
The committee is responsible for coordinating all academic research and publications in the ZOU Masvingo regional campus.