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Community Development in Sabah

From needs-based to asset-based approach

A seminar organised by Institute for Development Studies (Sabah) and supported by KAS to introduce the Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) approach for community development.

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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


Paper 1

"Origin and definition of concept and asset based community development: experience from other countries" by Dr. Gaim Lunkapis, Social Science School, University Malaysia Sabah.

Paper 2

"Key points to consider for community development in Sabah context" by Dr. Waidi Sinun, Group Manager, Conservation and Environment Management Division, Yayasan Sabah Group

Paper 3

"Creating enabling conditions for rural development in Sabah" by Dr. Agnes Agama, School of Social Sciences, Universiti Malaysia Sabah

Paper 4

"Capital and capabilities/asset and strengths of community development in Sabah" by Freddy Rantau, Pengarah Urusan, Yayasan Usaha Maju

Paper 5

"Sustainable community development" by Anne Lasimbang, Executive Director of PACOS Trust

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah


  • YAB Datuk Seri Panglima Musa Hj. Aman
    • Ministerpräsident von Sabah

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