An important element of our work on CDC and CDCD is explorative research, which we conduct together with partners in the form of Action Learning Case Studies in different locations. This section of the website is dedicated to these 'stories of change' - stories about Civic Driven Change as it is experienced by people around the world in practice.
Interviews with partner organisations
On this part of the website, you can find several interviews with these partners, telling about what their organisation does and how the Action Learning Case Study has impacted their work.
Read the interview with Mr Meas Nee of Village Focus in Cambodia, who tells us 'It’s important to let people tell their story. If people learn to tell their history, they can look at the future.’
Read about how the Suba Green Forest Investment Trust in Kenya stimulates social change by using entrepreneurial incentives.
Likewise, the Apple Project of SJS in India is doing business with a social incentive. Read about the effects the ALCS have had for this project.
Learn about a village in Cambodia where an ALCS was undertaken. Socheat Kong of ICS Cambodia tells us that 'They asked themselves: ‘What do we really need?’ That’s the most crucial question in order to bring about change’.
Read about Gram Vikas' work which is challenging traditional barriers in India.
Mary Makokha and Rosalyn Nasimiyu talk about how the ALCS changed the way REEP, Kenya, works on a daily basis.
Storytelling has also been a way for street children in Jinja, Uganda to reflect on their experiences. Caroline Okotel and Bosco Mukiibi from CRO speak about how this has changed their work.
CDC in practice: stories of change from the case studies
In addition, you will find short reports of some of the case studies, reflecting the central story that was told and some of the main lessons learned about Civic Driven Change.
To learn about opportunities for positive changes for street children in Uganda, read the case study that was done with CRO.
To read more about the impacts a collective agricultural business model can have far beyond economic gains, read the case study that was done with SJS in North India.
Learn more about how citizen-led social change comes about by reading the amazing stories of communities and organisations all over the world!