Integrated Community Development
Integrated actions that support populations as well as the environment make an important contribution to achieving development goals. Sustainability is the ultimate goal, with tailor-made capacity building, skills training and the development of community structures contributing to achieving this. Communities take ownership of development and have the knowledge, tools and desire to continue.
INTEGRATED SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT: HUÍLA AND NAMIBE
The Integrated Social Development project in Huíla and Namibe achieved a milestone in 2019 when, despite the continuing severe drought, the target communities enjoyed the combined services of water and electricity. The eight solar energy systems, completed in 2018, proved to be very reliable sources of energy and brought changes in the lives of the inhabitants. Finding equally reliable sources of water was not always easy but 2019 saw the completion of this component with 8 boreholes producing an extra 80,000 litres of water each day for nearby communities. Schools, clinics, drinking troughs, communal washing areas and fountains were connected to the systems.
- 8 solar energy systems
- 8 boreholes supplying water
- 105 Community Health Agents
- 11,162 families benefiting from Health Agents’ work
- 29 Farmer Field Schools
- 1,225 farmers,
- 35 schools with Water and Sanitation Groups.
- 64 teachers and their students participating,
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN INLAND FISHING COMMUNITIES: Luanda, Bengo, Qwanza-Norte, Malanje
Communities in Bengo, Luanda, Cuanza-Norte and Malanje received assistance from the Institute for Artisanal Fishing to increase productivity and commercialisation of fish, the mainstay of their economy. To complement professional development and promote sustainability, ADPP implemented a community development project which organised awareness campaigns to tackle food security, nutrition, climatic change, water & sanitation plus training for supervision and control groups and Fishing Community Councils. In Malanje, the project organised groups of young people to dig fish tanks that were then populated with fish. Beneficiary communities became ever more engaged in the project on seeing this development. Literacy lessons and support for cooperatives were equally important components.
- 21 communities
- 4,800 beneficiaries
- 1,500 beneficiaries trained in fish processing and sale • 106 literacy tutors
- 5,680 literacy learners.
SUSTAINABLE VILLAGES: Cabinda and Luanda
The Sustainable Villages project ran in two villages in Luanda and Cabinda from March 2018 to February 2019. As the project closed, community organisation structures were in place, sanitary and housing conditions improved, basic services were established, agriculture, horticulture and fish farming supported and culture and sport promoted. The two target villages in Luanda and Cabinda achieved many of their plans, ranging from wells and solar energy to literacy, fish farming, horticulture, seedbanks, carpentry and dressmaking courses, metal roofs on houses of vulnerable people, corrals to keep animals safe, a community centre, latrines, household and industrial cassava mills and training for traditional midwives.
- 2 villages
- 225 people
- 11 Community Action Groups