Urban Environment and Community Development Project
Community development is a structured intervention that gives communities greater control over the conditions that affect their lives. This does not solve all the problems faced by a local community, but it does build up confidence to tackle such problems as effectively as any local action can. Community development works at the level of local groups and organisations rather than with individuals or families. The range of local groups and organisations representing communities at local level constitutes the community sector. It is a skilled process and part of its approach is the belief that communities cannot be helped unless they themselves agree to this process. Community development has to look both ways: not only at how the community is working at the grass roots, but also at how responsive key institutions are to the needs of local communities. FriPAD has been actively involved for the urban community development in selected cities of Nepal namely Panauti and Ratnanagar. Total of 26 DAG communities in these municipalities were benefited through awareness raising, skill trainings and local infrastructure repair, maintenance and development at the local level.