AFRICAN COMMUNITY PUBLISHING & DEVELOPMENT TRUST
The Concept of Community Publishing
Community publishing is an internally driven process of change, rooted in community wisdom, creativity and solidarity. It combines community based research, publishing, education and organising. In community publishing, the process is as important as the products, the books, and both are used for capacity enhancement and advocacy. Community publishing enables impoverished and traumatised people to develop confidence, articulate their experiences, concerns and aspirations, communicate, and use the constructive power of persuasion and organisation to participate effectively in public affairs and engage in local development initiatives. Community publishing has been described by participants as the voice of the previously marginalised commanding attention.
ACPDT Curriculum and Publications
ACPDT’s curriculum and publications have been designed on the basis of extensive research and consultation with communities carried out over 25 years. The books are freely available within Zimbabwe on written request, as a public service supporting the right to information.
For more information on the concept and methodology of community publishing please refer to the following publications:
Even the smallest bird can sing from the tallest tree: Community Publishing for Transformation
Facilitating Civic Education for Transformation – A Community Publishing Practical Guide.
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