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Human Development, what it is?

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Amouzou Bedi29 August 2014

If Human development is defined as the process of enlarging people’s freedoms and opportunities and improving their social justice, economic and environmental well-being, citizens have to participate, and decide worldwide who to be, what to do, and how to live individual and together to reach social justice, economic and environmental well-being of our lovely planet.

I think that addressing and resolving Human development challenges only at the academic, political, power leader and development aid level are not enough anymore to reach the Human development objectives.

The struggles and upheavals around us and over there are showing that there is a need to create better paths and opportunities for local self-sufficiency, independence and dignity for all worldwide through education, training, housing and other social and environmental Services etc. The paths and opportunities that include more citizens in the human development decisions processes and  human development local best practices in each corner of the globe.

In addition, local citizens must be engaged more to address their own human development challenges by  reporting, and/or raising a ticket about the economic, social and environmental problems they are facing so that human development engagements, interventions, researches and resources must be efficiency targeted and focused.

I am thinking here about a young volunteer organization based in Austria, Vienna where I volunteer too. The organization is Knowledge for Development Without Borders (KFDWB) which is developing the project Development Aid Support Mechanism.

The  objective of this project is to provide worldwide Development Aid Support to development agencies, organizations, local governments, NGOs public and private institutions by helping local communities know and understand which human development challenges and/or frustrations they are facing each day, and make these information and knowledge universally accessible via a central database and useful to development organizations and local and national responsible bodies in order to highlight and alleviate the problems at a community level to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the forthcoming Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in each corner of the globe.

This volunteer organization gives every local citizen worldwide the chance to participate in the reporting of the economic, social and environmental problems that their local communities are facing so that development engagements, interventions and resources must be efficiency targeted and focused into the socio-cultural context requirements and the minimum human development existence needs in each corner of our globe.

Development Aid Support Mechanism is a project launched by Knowledge for Development Without Borders (KFDWB), an NGO, based in Vienna, Austria, whose mission is to identify current development issues and development best practices on the ground and to make this knowledge available to development organizations, academics, private sector, and local and national responsible bodies in order to highlight and alleviate the problems at a community level.


Conclusion

I would like to conclude here  that we do not need to point out anybody, any development organizations, any universities, community practices, NGOs, public and private institutions and governments as Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are applied to all people (Rich and poor) worldwide. We have ALL witnessed or been party to the failure of some Millennium Development (MDGs) Goals to achieve their assigned objectives to reach sustainable and worth-living integrated development worldwide.

Local communities may be engaged more in the reporting, and/or raising a ticket about the economic, social and environmental problems they are daily facing so that Human development engagements, researches,  interventions and resources must be efficiency targeted and focused locally.

As long as local communities do not know or understand which human development challenges they are facing and try to resolve first these challenges locally, and/or raise a ticket about their problems, challenges, frustrations, etc. that they live with every day of their current existence it will be difficult to help them as foreign Human development aid will still have sociocultural context resistances.....

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