Shining Stone Community Action

Posted on: August 20th, 2012 by Harmony Foundation No Comments

Harmony Foundation’s partner Shining Stone Community Action (SSCA) in China recently published a book to help Chinese NGOs and local governments acquire more practical and positive public engagement methods. The book, Communication and Consultation: Six Methods to Promote Public Participationintroduces six methods on public participation successfully implemented in Germany, the United States, Canada and other countries. Harmony Foundation’s Community Action Workshop Manual is one of the methods featured. Since 1985 Harmony Foundation has been involved with community environmental initiatives. Our many years of experience in community development and adult education made clear that even the most inspired and dedicated people fail if they lack a clear, dependable process for working together for positive change.
A team of innovators in adult education, environment and community development was brought together, and from there the Community Action Workshop Manual arose. For over 15 years the manual has been culturally adapted and translated several times and used in 36 countries. During Harmony’s Program for Leadership & Cooperation for Sustainable Community Development in China from 2005 to 2011, we successfully adapted the Community Action Workshop to China and developed a Simplified Community Action Workshop Manual and Training the Trainers program to train facilitators.

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