Tag Archives: Social Development

Social Development Strategies for Promotion of Community Development in Nigeria (Published)

Every social action is perceived as a joint undertaking of’ people in their social settings to improve their living conditions in various communities in the society. Social development as an educational process stimulates consciousness among people in order to be aware of their capabilities to address prevailing situations and realities in various participating communities. Social development as a concept is used to stimulate awareness in people for the ultimate purpose of understanding their social realities ant their potentialities to promote development that will improve their living conditions in their various communities. The paper identified conscientisation strategy, communication strategy and group action strategy as strategies of social development in stimulating community development. Based on the issues discussed appropriate recommendations are made which include the urgent need to ensure that adequate information is made available to people through the instrumentality of conscientisation and communication as well as that social development should be driven by common vision and interest of the people of participating communities in Nigeria.

Keywords: Community development, Nigeria, Social Development, Strategies.

Social Development as a Catalyst for Promotion of Community Development in Nigeria (Published)

Every social action is seen as a catalyst to promote joint undertaking of’ people in their social settings to improve their living conditions in various communities in human environment. Social development as a process is employed to stimulates consciousness among people in order to be aware of their capabilities to address prevailing situations and realities in various participating communities. Social development as a catalyst is used to promote awareness creation in people for the ultimate purpose of understanding their prevailing social realities ant potentialities to promote development that will improve their living conditions in their various communities. The paper identified conscientisation strategy, communication strategy and group action strategy as areas of social development intervention in promoting community development. Based on the issues discussed appropriate recommendations are made which include the urgent need to see that adequate information is made available to people through the instrumentality of conscientisation, and communication as well as other areas of intervention of social development which should be driven by common vision and interest of the people of participating communities in Nigeria.

Keywords: Community development, Promotion, Social Development, Strategies.

ICT and Knowledge Integration for Social Development in Nigeria (Published)

This paper examines the means through which Information and communication technologies and knowledge integration could be used to achieve national integration in Nigeria. The paper establishes that the 21st century is the most advanced and sophisticated era in human history. This is the period of rapid explosion in knowledge information across the globe. In this information age, knowledge is the global currency while ICT is conceived as the driver. Therefore integrating the large pool of knowledge is task that requires apt. the presence of ICT is considered a veritable tool to enhance integration of knowledge. Social development could be achieved by the collaboration of these two factors. This can be done using education as the background. We submitted that if the challenges bedevilling the use of ICT and knowledge integration in Nigeria are surmounted then social development in Nigeria will be achieved.

Keywords: Communication Technology, ICT, Knowledge Integration., Social Development

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN RAIL TRANSPORT AND ECONOMIC & SOCIAL LIFE OF A COUNTRY (CASE ALBANIA) (Published)

This paper aims to identify the perception of Albanian citizens about the effects that a developing rail transport would give in the future. On the other hand, identifying the fields where rail transportation will be more influential according to consumer`s opinion is another important goal. To achieve these objectives a questionnaire was given to about 500 respondents. The result of the paper showed that the development of Albanian Railway would play an important role in economic and social development of Albania.

Keywords: Albanian Railways, Albanian transportation, Economic Development, Social Development, VIII Corridor

ALBANIA, MACEDONIA AND RAILWAY CORRIDOR VIII, AS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (Published)

This paper aims to identify the role of railway transport in economic development in Albania and Macedonia. It also aims to identify the importance of Railway Corridor VIII as a good opportunity to reduce costs of transport and shortening distance of travelling for freight trains. The future of railway transport is considered golden. Railways transport is considered as an effective and ecological transport, factors these which can be used in their marketing. Yet are issues related to high technology, their accuracy, providing good service and affordable tariffs that serve as attractive in the development of railways

Keywords: Albanian railway, Albanian transportation, Economic Development, Macedonian Railway, Social Development, VIII Corridor

EMPIRICAL EVIDENCES OF THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS ON RURAL BAYELSA, NIGERIA (Published)

The community and social development projects (CSDP) is a conceived development intervention that builds on two existing poverty-reduction oriented programmes which are the poverty reduction project and local empowerment and environmental management project which came into effect in 2004. However, since the inception of the CSDP in many states of the federation, including Bayesla State, little or no empirical research has been carried out to determine the impact on community development in rural Bayelsa. This is the gap that this study filled as it among other things found, out that, CSDP has contributed to the development of community capacity to respond appropriately to their immediate but essential needs such as, water, health, sanitation, education through literacy promotion, and social integration of members. Based on these outcomes, certain recommendations were made to enhance best interventional process.

Keywords: Community, Empirical Evidences, Impact, Projects, Rural Bayelsa., Social Development