OUR PROCESS

Outreach field staff facilitates local community groups to identify, prioritize and resolve issues of persistent poverty, empowering participants by equipping them with confidence, skills and resource networks as they act together to improve their lives. We do this through a nine-step process we call the Participatory Human Development Process, or PHDP.

OUR PROCESS

Outreach field staff facilitates local community groups to identify, prioritize and resolve issues of persistent poverty, empowering participants by equipping them with confidence, skills and resource networks as they act together to improve their lives. We do this through a nine-step process we call the Participatory Human Development Process, or PHDP.

Integration | PHDP

INTEGRATION

Outreach field staff [“Facilitators”] visits homes in a community to establish a rapport, create an open channel of communication and build trust on an individual basis. Understanding the people in a community is vital in preparing them for change.

Integration | PHDP
INTEGRATION

Outreach field staff [“Facilitators”] visits homes in a community to establish a rapport, create an open channel of communication and build trust on an individual basis. Understanding the people in a community is vital in preparing them for change.

Social Investigation | PHDP
SOCIAL INVESTIGATION

Facilitators conduct informal interviews, studies community data (demographics, local access to water sources, household income streams, infrastructure, among other factors), to learn more about the presence and severity of issues faced by the community.

Social Investigation | PHDP
SOCIAL INVESTIGATION

Facilitators conduct informal interviews, studies community data (demographics, local access to water sources, household income streams, infrastructure, among other factors), to learn more about the presence and severity of issues faced by the community.

Identification + Prioritization of Ideas | PHDP
IDENTIFICATION + PRIORITIZATION OF IDEAS

Community members gather to share and discuss the issues they face in their respective households, and collaborate to prioritize issues for further analysis and action as they work collectively toward resolution.

Identification + Prioritization of Ideas | PHDP
IDENTIFICATION + PRIORITIZATION OF IDEAS

Community members gather to share and discuss the issues they face in their respective households, and collaborate to prioritize issues for further analysis and action as they work collectively toward resolution.

Groundworking | PHDP
GROUNDWORKING

Facilitators prepare community members to participate in activities and raise their awareness of their agency and importance as individual components of a systematized method of issue-resolution.

Groundworking | PHDP
GROUNDWORKING

Facilitators prepare community members to participate in activities and raise their awareness of their agency and importance as individual components of a systematized method of issue-resolution.

Meeting | PHDP
MEETING

The community gathers to analyze, develop, and plan solutions to address their needs. Individual, personal perceptions and aspirations consolidate into collective knowledge and formalized project goals.

Meeting | PHDP
MEETING

The community gathers to analyze, develop, and plan solutions to address their needs. Individual, personal perceptions and aspirations consolidate into collective knowledge and formalized project goals.

Role-Playing | PHDP
ROLE-PLAYING

Community members prepare to mobilize by simulating possible challenges in their upcoming activities/mobilizations, in a compassionate, low-pressure group setting. Scenarios are acted-out and discussed to build confidence in members’ ability to communicate, negotiate and solve problems in a new or unfamiliar setting.

Role-Playing | PHDP
ROLE-PLAYING

Community members prepare to mobilize by simulating possible challenges in their upcoming activities/mobilizations, in a compassionate, low-pressure group setting. Scenarios are acted-out and discussed to build confidence in members’ ability to communicate, negotiate and solve problems in a new or unfamiliar setting.

Mobilization + Action | PHDP
MOBILIZATION + ACTION

With preparations complete, it’s time to act. Community members coordinate with others affected by the prioritized issue, as well as representatives from resource networks (local/ regional governments, NGOs, companies, etc) in order to secure any necessary permits or equipment, as well as to gain experience in negotiating as equal members of society.

Mobilization + Action | PHDP
MOBILIZATION + ACTION

With preparations complete, it’s time to act. Community members coordinate with others affected by the prioritized issue, as well as representatives from resource networks (local/ regional governments, NGOs, companies, etc) in order to secure any necessary permits or equipment, as well as to gain experience in negotiating as equal members of society.

Evaluation | PHDP
EVALUATION

With the group mobilization completed, community members meet to assess the strengths and challenges of their efforts and to determine if they reached their goals. Insights from this step will be integrated into planning for future projects together.

Evaluation | PHDP
EVALUATION

With the group mobilization completed, community members meet to assess the strengths and challenges of their efforts and to determine if they reached their goals. Insights from this step will be integrated into planning for future projects together.

Reflection | PHDP
REFLECTION

Community partners gather to consider the difference in their lives before and after their project’s completion, and discuss lessons learned from their work together, as well as sharing in the joy of achievement through collaboration. This step bridges the end of one mobilization to the beginning of the next PHDP cycle, with members considering what they’ve learned and how they will continue to grow and change by incorporating their new experiences.

Reflection | PHDP
REFLECTION

Community partners gather to consider the difference in their lives before and after their project’s completion, and discuss lessons learned from their work together, as well as sharing in the joy of achievement through collaboration. This step bridges the end of one mobilization to the beginning of the next PHDP cycle, with members considering what they’ve learned and how they will continue to grow and change by incorporating their new experiences.

Participatory human development process

PHDP is a process, not an event. When one cycle completes, it provides a bridge to the start of another cycle for community members, strengthening the commitment to empowered community-led development, and accelerating momentum as they continue to work together toward sustainable resolution of poverty-related issues.

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Participatory human development process

PHDP is a process, not an event. When one cycle completes, it provides a bridge to the start of another cycle for community members, strengthening the commitment to empowered community-led development, and accelerating momentum as they continue to work together toward sustainable resolution of poverty-related issues.

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