2015 ABCD Festival in Blackpool, UK

June 15-19, 2015
Coady Institute was a proud co-host of this global gathering of people who specialize in using local strengths and solutions to improve their communities. Better known in the development world as ‘asset-based community development’, or ABCD, this approach has been part of Coady’s DNA from the very beginning.
Six staff members attended the Blackpool conference, which marked the 20th anniversary of the founding of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University in Illinois. Below are audio interviews with delegates.


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Colleen Cameron
RN, BN, MAdEd, Senior Program Staff

Topic tent: Our community assets determine our health


Gord Cunningham
MA, Interim Co-Director

Plenary session: Lessons from the field: ABCD in the global south
Topic tent: Government policies that stimulate and support citizen-led development

Yogesh Ghore
MA, Senior Program Staff

Topic tent: ABCD and producer-led value chains


Alison Mathie
PhD, Associate Director, Research and Publications

Plenary session: Lessons from the field: ABCD in the global south

Richard Perry
Dip. BRJR, Media and Communications Officer

Conference podcasting services/social media


Brianne Peters
MA, Senior Program Staff
Asset-based and Citizen-Led Development

Topic tent host and various sessions