Mbunya Francis Nkemnyi January 15, 2021
RCESD 2017: Development Interventions that Matter
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality, to change something, build a new model that makes the existing model absolute“. R. Buckminster
Development intervention actions are most often geared towards alleviating poverty. Unfortunately, some of these strategies put in place fail to consider the needs of the people concerned as well as the environment in which the development is carried out. In this light, most developmental actions and endeavors are not always sustainable and end up leaving the poor even poorer.
Development interventions are always very dynamic and complex. They change as time changes and also depend largely on the environment and the people. In line with R. Buckminster, for development interventions to matter and be effective, there is a need to understand the nature of the people as well as the strength of the environment in which the development is to take place. Development interventions can’t be taken in isolation of existing environmental factors.
With this in mind, RCESD has developed new programs which take into consideration the dynamic and complex nature of development. RCESD runs three main programs which are inter-related and aim at contributing to effective development interventions. Our three main programs are:
Our programs are interlinked and are geared towards promoting a sustainable and effective environment development intervention. RCESD starts by building the capacity of its team and grooming them to be prepared for the dynamic world we live in by equipping them to be professionals.
Our world can’t be looked in isolation of the existing environment. As such, RCESD’s team of trained professionals carry out inter-disciplinary research which helps us to understand what needs to be done to ensure effective development and take care of our environment. With our expertise and knowledge from research, RCESD goes ahead to put in strategies which takes in to consideration the dynamic and complex nature of our environment so as to achieve effective development.
By Fombu Christel