Shift the Power: a day of workshops on community mobilization

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What is the role of a community's agency when we talk about implementing projects that address social issues specific to a certain context? What are the practical differences between international initiatives and local ones? Who holds the power in the decision-making process - and if not the community, how do we shift this power to them?

The Community Mobilization in Crisis (CMIC) initiative is organizing a day of workshops to familiarize local community mobilizers and groups with training materials produced by CMIC as well as gain their feedback and engage in a discussion on how to best improve, adapt, and contextualize the materials for use by community mobilizers, NGO staff, and local groups and initiatives with the focus on "Shifting the Power". This project is led by Emily Wills (Assistant Professor, Political Studies) and Nadia Abu-Zahra (Associate Professor, International Development and Global Studies). David Moffette (Assistant Professor) from our department is part of the SSHRC connexion grant that supports this event.

Monday November 26th, 2018 11 AM to 2 PM
University of Ottawa, LMX 407

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