A successful community-led approach does require certain skills. NGOs and facilitators must listen and learn deeply, build trust, encourage inclusion, and challenge their own assumptions and beliefs.
While the full Guide provides an overview of the community-led approach, below you will find guidance on the specific skillsets needed to adopt this approach. These skillsets are best learned and developed through first-hand experience and reflection.
How do I do the learning and trust-building needed in this approach?
Our Toolkit contains a set of facilitator tools, which focus on developing the basic skills needed to facilitate community-led work.
We have also compiled a set of learning tools, to help practitioners learn about children's lived experiences and the views of local people, which also builds deeper levels of trust and respect.