This book considers how community-based technical aid can be made more effective and sustainable. Calling for development workers, policy makers and researchers to put themselves in the place of the intended beneficiaries of aid, it suggests concrete principles for action and research. It argues that community-based participatory research and 'transfer of technology' are not rival models of development but complementary components in a sigle process of effective aid.
Drawing on the authors' experiences in facilitating a wide range of workshops, this book offers theory and practical tools for consciously applying the principles of democratic practice to daily work. It deals with issues such as strategy and the factors to consider before getting involved in an educational programme, designing educational events and the challenges of facilitation.