Community development is a broad term used in various practices from policy to planning and action and by different stakeholders from civic leaders to NGOs, business groups, educators, and involved citizens (Community Development Journal, 2015). By general agreement, the United Nations indicates that it is ‘a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems’ (UNTERM, 2015). Essentially community development emphasizes a bottom-up and interdisciplinary approach focusing upon participation and inclusiveness whereby the notion of community is not restricted to a small-scale network of individuals and social groups living in a shared physical space, but also implies a collection of people or organizations who share some common interests (Craig, Popple, and Shaw, 2008).

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