- Affiliation: Coady International Institute
Gordon Cunningham joined the Coady International Institute in 1997 as a lecturer. He currently teaches in the areas of Community Economic Analysis, Asset-based Community Development and Microfinance. He is also involved in direct capacity building assignments such as the three-year Women’s Microfinance Project with the rural training unit of SEWA Bank in Gujarat State, India. In addition, he is co-directing the development of Coady’s new Asset-based Community Development strategic area.
Books by Gordon Cunningham
Communities Changing the Course of Their Own Development
Edited by Gordon Cunningham, Alison Mathie
Communities worldwide act on their own initiative, drawing on their own resources of leadership and solidarity and, in spite of poverty, to achieve their own goals. Development practitioners have too often viewed poor communities as helpless and disadvantaged and have encouraged their dependency. Yet if instead communities are recognized as having social and cultural as well as material assets, then their capacity to negotiate external assistance on their own terms will be strengthened. &ldquo… (more information)