Asset Based Community Livelihood Initiatives

Oct 4, 2023 | Responsive Living Environments

This project aims to promote active participation of communities in driving their own development. This is done by assisting communities to identify and mobilize their assets to achieve their social and economic development aspirations and desired results. It also aims to improve livelihoods through community based initiatives.

Within the ABCD implementation, over 100 people were trained to build their capacity and identify opportunities of improvement with their various communities. Workshops were conducted in the Emfuleni Local Municipality region, for the Ekurhuleni cluster of informal settlements as well as Inner City region and Wattville in the City of Ekurhuleni. Through the inspiration from the training and capacity building, the residents from the Betrams block in the Johannesburg Inner City have started a bakery, waste recycling and food garden with assistance from the partnership with the Inner City Resource Centre.