Articles by Keyword: Community Development

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  1. Community Forestry—Project Implementation Through Communities as a Whole or Through Interest Groups?

    Community Forestry—Project Implementation Through Communities as a Whole or Through Interest Groups?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: The Southern African Forestry Journal
    The term community forestry, as in the case of “community development”, can easily be misinterpreted as forestry and a development approach that must be implemented and managed by a community as a whole. The diverse groupings within a community, as...
  2. Community Psychology and Quality of Life in Tanzania

    Community Psychology and Quality of Life in Tanzania

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The purpose of this study was to explore the status of community psychology and its contribution to the quality of life in Tanzania. The study was based on both literature review and interviews. First, social responses to problems such as...
  3. Development of Community Psychology

    Development of Community Psychology

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The growth and development of community psychology in Zambia has been necessitated by many social problems encountered by Zambians be they health, economic or psychological. The work of governmental and nongovernmental organizations at community level has contributed to the development...
  4. Addressing Urgent Community Mental Health Needs in Rwanda: Culturally Sensitive Training Interventions

    Addressing Urgent Community Mental Health Needs in Rwanda: Culturally Sensitive Training Interventions

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    Rwandan leaders in the health and educational sectors have begun to discuss the necessity for establishing culturally appropriate community-based mental health counselling services in Rwanda, especially trauma counselling. The need for a community psychology approach is anchored in the lingering...
  5. Psychological Implications of Participatory Community Development Projects and their Relevance for Poverty Alleviation in Rural Communities in Africa

    Psychological Implications of Participatory Community Development Projects and their Relevance for Poverty Alleviation in Rural Communities in Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This article addresses the psychological foundations of participatory and effective community development projects in rural communities in Africa aiming at poverty alleviation. Psychological implications of such projects include improved collective self-esteem of individuals and groups in those communities. Positive community...
  6. The Effect of the Lifeplan® Programme on the Psychological Wellbeing of a Rural Community in South Africa

    The Effect of the Lifeplan® Programme on the Psychological Wellbeing of a Rural Community in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This study explored the effect of the Lifeplan® programme on a rural South African community's psychological wellbeing. Participants were adult individuals (N=99) between 20 and 83 years (mean age = 43 years, SD=13.28). A mixed method sequential explanatory research design...
  7. The Philosophical Assumptions, Utility and Challenges of Asset Mapping Approaches to Community Engagement

    The Philosophical Assumptions, Utility and Challenges of Asset Mapping Approaches to Community Engagement

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    This literature review is a discussion of asset-based approaches to community engagement. Following a literature search, we identified several asset mapping approaches: Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD); Participatory Inquiry into Religious Health Assets, Networks and Agency (PIRHANA); Community Health Assets Mapping...
  8. Participatory action research in the training of primary health care nurses in Venda

    Participatory action research in the training of primary health care nurses in Venda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: South African Family Practice
    Background: The aim of this study was to understand and be part of a process of change in the training of primary health care nurses in Venda.
  9. Building partnerships to support community-led HIV/AIDS management: a case study from rural South Africa

    Building partnerships to support community-led HIV/AIDS management: a case study from rural South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    The importance of partnerships between marginalised communities and support agencies (from the public sector, private sector and civil society) is a pillar of HIV/AIDS management policy. Such alliances are notoriously difficult to promote and sustain. We present a case study...
  10. Locating community participation in a water supply project—the Galanefhi Water Project (Eritrea)

    Locating community participation in a water supply project—the Galanefhi Water Project (Eritrea)

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Anthropology Southern Africa
    Water projects, like sustainable development projects in general, often tend to become unsustainable because they are guided by top-down strategies which exclude the input, influence and ownership of projects by their beneficiaries. For attaining sustainable development, the social capital of...