ABCD Asia Pacific

Supporting others and ourselves to discover and mobilise community strengths.

The ABCD Asia Pacific Network is a group well versed in ABCD. We offer support, share successes and help with challenges and evaluation.

Welcome to ABCD Asia Pacific! Please help by sharing news and updates.


Welcome! This website is to encourage discussion, share information and to support communities and ABCD practitioners throughout the Asia Pacific Region!


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Useful Links

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Welcome to the Network

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The Key Principles

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Blog Posts

Thinking differently about community capitals

For anyone interested, I will be submitting my PhD thesis by the middle of this year.  The thesis is a strength based case study titled:


Expanding the lens of community capitals: understanding how governance works in three faith-based schools in the Western Highlands of Papua New Guinea. 

Posted by Raymond David Bartell on March 25, 2015 at 8:29pm — 3 Comments

The Power of Small Steps!

When traveling around the country, delivering ABCD workshops, I often hear people say, "I've heard great ABCD stories but it all seems too big for my little community" or, "People aren’t interested, where do I start?"


I was reminded of this yesterday when wrapping up a 3 day Person-Centred, Community-Driven training for Early Linkers, (who work with families who have a child under 8 years of age, with a disability), when one of the participants asked how you link a family…


Posted by Dee Brooks on March 21, 2015 at 11:40am


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Raymond David Bartell commented on Raymond David Bartell's blog post Thinking differently about community capitals
"Thanks for your comments Dee and Michelle. I am very familiar both with Chris Dureau's work on the Basic Education Development Project and was working in PNG when that was rolled out.  My Supervisor is also coordinating the PNG…"
Michelle Dunscombe commented on Raymond David Bartell's blog post Thinking differently about community capitals
"Fantastic Raymond. I'd love to know more. I have worked with many community organisations developing governance frameworks (particularly in a disaster recovery environment) over the years, so am very interested in your thesis.  My local…"
Michelle Dunscombe left a comment for Leila Laurish Ross
"Hi Leila, Welcome aboard great to have you join us.  I see Dee has give you some great resources. If you have any questions, feel free to ask, I'm sure members will have some great suggestions for you. Cheers Michelle"
Dee Brooks commented on Raymond David Bartell's blog post Thinking differently about community capitals
"Hi Raymond, Oh yes, this looks very interesting! Have you considered joining us at the ABCD Festival in the UK in June? I think your study/work would be a great addition! If you would like to consider it, feel free to send me an email about what…"

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