Community development is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline concerned with the organisation, education and empowerment of people within their communities and the International Association for Community Development (IACD) is the only global network for those who work in this field.
We are accredited with the U.N. and have members across the world. If you are a development agency manager, funder, fieldwork practitioner, academic, student or volunteer community activist and would like to connect with other community developers around the world, this is the network :
Determining which organizations at the UN are important for IACD to make contact with.
Assessing which UN meetings are important to attend.
Attending those meetings and networking for IACD
Working to raise IACDs profile at the UN
Communicating to IACD members the relevant issues at the UN.
Preparing written reports on issues we may want to weigh in on.
Liaison with the other UN IACD reps