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As an alternative to the needs-based approach, Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) is increasingly recognised as an effective approach in community development. ABCD shifts the focus of community development from “problem solving’ to “asset building”. It is community-driven development rather than development driven by external organisations.
Keynote address by YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Hj Aman, Chief Minister of Sabah
"Origin and definition of concept and asset based community development: experience from other countries" by Dr. Gaim Lunkapis, Social Science School, University Malaysia Sabah.
"Key points to consider for community development in Sabah context" by Dr. Waidi Sinun, Group Manager, Conservation and Environment Management Division, Yayasan Sabah Group
"Creating enabling conditions for rural development in Sabah" by Dr. Agnes Agama, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah
"Capital and capabilities/asset and strengths of community development in Sabah" by Freddy Rantau, Pengarah Urusan, Yayasan Usaha Maju
"Sustainable community development" by Anne Lasimbang, Executive Director of PACOS Trust