Planning helps communities understand current circumstances, collectively determine the need for change, and clearly define future possibilities.

CEU’s Approach to Change is Community Based, Locally Focused and Project Driven. 

Community Based means that every project is planned, designed, built and operated in an open and inclusive way, which allows the community to assume ownership. It improves each project and leads to a more cohesive and engaged community.

Locally Focused means that the emphasis is on using local materials, skills, knowledge, equipment, and seeing the project as an opportunity to develop new local capacity and enterprise.

Project Driven means that change happens one project at a time and that each project and every stage of it can be extended beyond its usual boundaries to affect many aspects of the community.

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