I welcome the opportunity to be a keynote speaker in this convening.
My speech is an invitation for us to discuss three critical issues concerning community development in Oguta and Igboland at large, which are the need to:
- Rethink self-help approach to community development in our region.
- Combine self-help approach with right based-approach to maximize impact;
- Transform our community associations to community Foundations to increase scale and impact.