Géraud de Ville

The Open University, Department of Engineering and Innovation
London, UK

Successful partnerships and a local CSO for the development of projects in communities

Best Practice: A strategy for Co-Existence

November 6, 2014

Co-Existence is about living side-by-side with other systems; it is about interaction. The co-existing systems identified by the communities during the project were the North Rupununi District Development Board (NRDDB), the Iwokrama International Centre (IIC), the Government, and neighbouring communities. Although the NRDDB is formed by members of the communities, it remains a separate institution whose role is to support and represent the needs and aspirations of the villages. The NRDDB acts as an intermediary with the regional, national and international arenas, particularly in decision-making and governance. The NRDDB has, throughout the years, gained significant expertise in the successful implementation of projects thanks to good practices in transparency, communication, and most of all community involvement.



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