Ashok Ohri Chair

Ashok started working in community development in 1972 in Glasgow and established a number of organisations which broke new ground in terms of local control of development and resources.

In the eighties he ran a national (UK) organisation promoting training and education for community workers. In 1985 he became a self-employed trainer/ consultant and a few years later established OSDC and worked with organisations at a local, national and international level.

He was involved with Community Renewal from the beginning because he shares their strong commitment to anti-poverty work and to the values and principles of inclusion, participation and empowerment.

It is about compassionate listening, creating stories, challenge and change