With varying degrees of awareness, all development initiatives find ways to reduce or even counteract their dependence on external resources and factors that limit their ability to implement solutions relevant to their local contexts’ specific challenges, interests and needs.
Planning how to build self-sustainability is a ♣“supra”-strategy :
– initiatives observe and evaluate who actually makes the decisions about their actions and how.
– what external factors help or hinder their performance.
– what measures help the initiatives build the foundations for a sustainable development project, reduce their dependence on external factors, resources and actors.
It also requires guaranteeing the physical and temporal mechanisms and spaces to reflect upon what that approach means for the initiative and its social objective, what has been done to achieve it, and what still needs to be worked out.
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