This Seriti TALKS “Lessons Learnt” presentation was given at Seriti TALKS on the 27 June 2019. The theme was Principles of Success in Implementing Community Development Projects. The insights are based on past experience and were presented by Simon Lashoai from Seriti Institute. These field notes also offer insight into present thinking at Seriti Institute and the participatory methodologies we are adopting to power development forward. Please refer to the PowerPoint alongside for further information.