Media 1 August 2016

Empowering communities through development

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Promoting self-determination in communities is a path to ending child labour. In this article published in the Guardian, ‘Cocoa community development: power to the people‘, ICI’s vision and method of helping communities to contribute to their own development is explained.

“In our experience, providing agricultural inputs or equipment for free might help people start or restart an activity,” ICI executive director Nick Weatherill says in the article.  “But it is not likely to be an effective long-term strategy, because it creates dependence.”

Read the full article here.