Phase 5. Achieving Transformation
What you might see
- There is a genuine movement for change that is sustainable and ongoing;
- Resentment of strong and long-term community leaders (there is a risk that community leadership, structures and processes become fixed, and/or that some community members are perceived to have special status);
- Sustained community leadership, control and engagement;
- Community holding service providers and government to account;
- Community decision-making embedded in the initiative;
- Government agencies sharing evidence and stories about the impact of community leadership to achieve systems change;
- Community actively self-organising in support of the agenda.
What you can do
- Provide ongoing opportunities for new and existing community leaders to develop and have influence;
- Facilitate ongoing community participation in all aspects of the work, including decision-making groups, working groups, community participation activities, as well as paid and unpaid work;
- Promote the role and contribution of community members in preparing for and achieving transformation.
Community Tools & Resources
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This resource contains a curated a list of papers, tools and resources for effective community engagement and movement building.