In keeping with the growing consciousness of the need to
combine divers disciplines and divers perspectives in order to address
complex social problems, Robinson Orozco Associates brings together
knowledge and experience in participatory, community-based approaches to
sustainable development. In our work, in diverse settings such as
Bangladesh, Colombia, Gambia, Ghana and Kenya, we try to ensure that
material progress is in harmony both with social progress and with the needs
of environmental preservation.
Development is about more than material advances.
For us, development is the unlocking of human potential, at the level of the
individual, at the level of the community and at the level of the entire
community of humankind. It is intimately linked, therefore, with
building capacity at all of these levels. It is achieved through
meaningful consultation and dialogue and through unity of thought and
action. It draws upon key human values, such as equity and justice,
the spirit of service to one's fellow human being, equality of the sexes,
and the love of beauty and diversity. Love of beauty and diversity,
for example, is a value which helps to link the human being with his or her
natural environment. These values reach down to the core of human
motivation, and therefore any development efforts that ignore them ignore a
powerful force for human advancement.
Bios of our associates