‚ÄčAsset Based Socio-Economic Development

The Asset-Based Socio-Economic Development (ABSED) programme aims to challenge the conventional needs-based mind set, to encourage a more creative community-based development.

The programme covers the following areas:

The difference between a needs-based vs. assets-based approach and what is meant by citizen-led development;

  • The types of poverty;
  • The principles needed to move from community dependence to community self-reliance through a process of mapping skills;
  • Identifying and mobilising of assets;
  • Sustainability in the asset-based approach;
  • The use of tools to build economic literacy;
  • Stakeholder involvement clarification;
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Sustainability practices; and
  • Measurement tool.

Why should you attend

  • To think differently about yourself, your community and how you can make a difference.
  • Programme affordability.
  • Understand a new and exciting way to view community development and unlock the ability for communities and individuals to become sustainable.
  • Learn practical tools that you can use to make a difference and improve your impact in the developmental space.


Who should attend


  • Development Workers
  • Social Entrepreneurs
  • Community Development Workers
  • Aspiring entrepreneurs


  • R3 900 to be paid before the programme commences.


Entrance criteria:

  • Grade 12

*Please note that there is more benefit to the student when both the Asset-Based Socio-Economic Development and The Emerging Social Enterprise Management programmes are done. The completion of both programmes ensure that the student has a richer understanding of how to run a social enterprise.

Programme duration:

3 Days

For more information on the programme contact us