Asset-Based Community Development in Diverse Cultural Contexts: Learning from Mindanao, the Philippines

Ann Hill
Anselmo B. Mercado
Anne Shangrila Fuentes
Deborah Hill
Languages, Linguistics and Development Practices

This chapter is about asset-based community development (ABCD) in Mindanao. Specifically, it is about a locally adapted ABCD approach that has emerged from development practitioners adapting and translating ABCD concepts and methods to make them more culturally relevant. The chapter examines how the use of language and communication tools, in conjunction with an emphasis on local empowerment, contribute to enabling a more culturally relevant form of ABCD.