Community mobilization engages communities in identifying their development priorities, resources, needs and solutions so as to promote participation, good governance, accountability and peaceful change. Together GNC and community leaders identify community volunteers and other groups such as children, youth groups, and health volunteers. Working closely with local groups helps to accurately target those who most need support. GNC divides the project cycle into 3 phases, each lasting around 5 years. Over the 15-year cycle GNC expects that the community will be able to identify their problems, initiate solutions, mobilize resources, manage and implement the project and advocate for sustainable change.

To achieve this, GNC provides on-the-job training to community leaders to build skills and experience, increase opportunities, and increase involvement in decision making. GNC uses the Community-driven and Empowerment philosophy for sustaining project outputs: