Certifying Community Mobilisation - Main Users / Purpose
|Government organisations, Non-Governmental Organisations, Social Mobilisers, Community Workers, Development Aid Organisations.|
Increasing participation of people in their own development process has bought with it many challenges regarding the approaches how their interaction can be focused and sustained over time. Mobilising people to work together as a group rather than individuals has been undertaken over centuries, often under pressure and coercion. People have increasingly realised the benefits of working together voluntarily as a group rather than individuals. In the past three decades mobilising people has become an integral part of development work. This has also lead to a proliferation of training activities for group mobilisation. Few if any standards exist both internationally and nationally that actually define when a community has reached a certain level of mobilisation. In part this is due to widely differing opinions as to what mobilisation is. For example, there a differences between social mobilisation and community mobilisation:
This method presents an approach how “standards” can be defined for community mobilisation. A certification process can be form part of a voluntary code of practise or an integral part of a governments’ strategy for sustaining peoples participation in development. Reaching agreement on the graduation process for mobilised groups would be a first step in a certification process.