We are experts in local development

Bridging Peoples is a network of researchers, trainers and development professionals, dedicated to improving the impact and effectiveness of aid & development at the local level.

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Unlock the Development Potential of your Program

Work

We help you to work better locally. How? We identify the specific contextual factors and local conditions that you need to meet, to make your program a success on the ground. Then we work with you to help you meet them. We have worked extensively with local and international NGOs, the UN, governments and donors, supporting them in improving the impact of their work at the local level.

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Working Better Locally… Together

Network

Something magical happens when people come together around a common cause or interest. Our network brings together a range of researchers, aid and development practitioners and trainers from around the world, to share knowledge, ideas and experience. The result? The best of both worlds: combining a deep understanding of local context with technical know-how and best practice development principles & approaches.

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Join our Academy

Learn

The Bridging Peoples Academy is an online academy where we teach the fundamental principles and practices of good local development. Courses range from entry-level to more advanced, specialist courses for community workers, leaders & program managers, and researchers and M&E specialists. Some of the tools we share have been specifically developed by Bridging Peoples for use in our own work, and are not available outside the Academy.

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Blog & Podcast

January 17, 2020

2. Anthropological Perspective of Timor-Leste

Interview with: Prof. David Hicks & Maxine Hicks
Discussing: Reflections from 1965 and 1999 and the changing face of anthropology

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October 30, 2019

3. Community Organising in Syria

What’s it like doing community work in a war zone? What are the pitfalls of classic aid delivery?

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