Developing an Effective Community Foundation Model within the Context of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Majda Ganibegovic, Emerging Leader, International Fellows Program ~ 2003




Although Majda Ganibegovic suggests it is still early to establish an effective community foundation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, she sees a great deal of potential. As she explains, an effective community development/participation project could spur the development of a community foundation, particularly if it encompassed key stakeholders such as local NGOs, local government officials, and private businesspersons. These local stakeholders would anchor community development to existing resources, build a strong, locally influential consortium of implementation partners, and bring together community actors empowered to effect change on many levels. In the process, Bosnia and Herzegovina might avoid the pitfalls of dependency and create a sense of ownership of their development projects.


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