Who we are Search Resources Submit a resource Links to sites Discussion Board Contact Us Return to Home
Multiculturalism and Social Work | San Francisco State University

The Urban Community Environmental Activities Project and Its Environment Fund in Thailand

Author: Boonyabancha,Somsook
Author Background:
Date Apr. 1999
Type Journal
Journal Title: Environment-and-Urbanization
Volume/Pages 11(1) 101-115
Subject Matter Community Development; International; Thailand
Abstract Describes the work of an environment fund set up to support community-initiated & -managed projects in low-income settlements in urban areas of Thailand. Drawing on a grant of US $1.3 million, over a 2-year period, the fund has supported 196 projects benefiting 41,000 families. Although managed by a Thai government agency, the Urban Community Development Office, with financial aid from a Danish government agency, DANCED, the fund has allowed low-income communities to develop their own projects & manage their implementation. It has also encouraged intercommunity exchanges &, more generally, a strengthening of the capacity of low-income communities to work together & to negotiate & work with external agencies. 1 Table, 3 Boxes. Adapted from the source document