The social dimension of sustainable development is best addressed in a collaborative approach, and in an environment that facilitates the consolidation and development of communities, involving all stakeholders interested. Social development strengthens networks and allows people of different gender, age groups, and social background to actively participate in decision making and respective implementation.
Addressing the stakeholders requires a gender approach right from the beginning. This approach takes into account each actor鈥檚 social and cultural background, so as to allow for the development of participatory planning processes and for the empowerment of stakeholders. In this process, theoretical and practical training is crucial to allow for a thorough analysis of the current situation and the identification of alternatives that improve the state of the environment and the living conditions of communities alike.
Aldea Global鈥檚 work has been marked by the design and application of organizational and participatory strategies in all its projects. The following are examples of specific methodological designs and approaches that greatly improve the sustainability of social development.