The objective of community mobilization is to encourage the effective participation of community members of targeted communities and to involve them in determining needs, prioritizing issues, as well as in project design and implementation. This is all achieved through the introduction of various activities and tools which are tailored to the needs and characteristics of each individual local community. Specific techniques for engagement and research may also be introduced based on the needs of each community. These may include techniques such as the Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA), where data is collected in the field and analyzed internally; and the Participatory Learning Action (PLA), where data is collected in the field and analyzed there by community members. In addition, traditional research methods for data collection, analysis, and compilation may also be employed.
A number of projects include:
- The Neighborhood Development Activity (NDA)
- The Jordan Local Governance Development Program (JLGDP)
- The Management and Facilitation of MCC Consultative Workshops, covering all of Jordan’s governorates
- The Rasoun Village Development Project - part of the CEP’s Rasoun project
- The Comprehensive Development Initiative
- The LDPLA (Poverty Pockets I and II)