Abbas Mancey

the Community Development Learning Initiative
Project Lead

Workshop lead: Leadership for the New Economy

Abbas Mancey is the current Project Lead for the Community Development Learning Initiative (CDLI) Calgary and is a Program Facilitator for the Elder Service Corps program at carya.

Over the past 12 years Abbas as worked in the areas community development and community building, violence prevention and activating resident leadership in Guyana, the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa and more recently in Canada (Alberta). Through his current work with CDLI Abbas continues to seek out opportunities for collaboration around refining Community Development practice and learning. Abbas is a member of Men’s Action Network Calgary [MAN-C] which is a community-based group focused on engaging men and boys to prevent domestic violence. Good facilitation practice and good process design–along with a deep belief in our common humanity–guides much of his work.

Abbas has completed a Bachelor of Science from the University of Guyana, a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies from the University of Calgary and is a Fogarty Fellow in Research Practice & Program Evaluation from The Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami.