June 2008 stories (4)

Building the Dream: An example of its power and a reflection on a problem.

Earlier this month, I was fortunate enough to take part in a Constellation workshop organised by Belcompetence in Brussels. During Friday afternoon and Saturday a wonderfully diverse group of about 30 people introduced themselves to the AIDS Competence process.



There were many things I could write about the weekend, but this note is about Building the Dream, the first step in the Constellation process. I thought about writing it immediately after the weekend, but I decided to give… Continue

Added by Phil on June 23, 2008 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Some thoughts from last week

Here are some thoughts based around what I have done and the conversations I've had over the last week.



1. In a conversation with Jean-Louis on Friday, we mused that we did not have a vocabulary to articulate strengths. I guess that what we are saying is that our vocabulary is not well developed. It's a bit like trying to discuss wine. We are all comfortable to say that is good or not so good, but we (I) find it very difficult to describe what is good about it and what is not so good… Continue

Added by Phil on June 16, 2008 at 2:38pm — 7 Comments

Qui croire?

A Belcompétence, nous venons de vivre une semaine intense. Comme disait Aicha : « Nous avons abattu le travail d’un mois, mais on dirait que nous n’avons passé qu’un jour ensemble ».



Lundi matin : bienvenue chez l’échevine de la santé de Schaerbeek, commune où des personnes de 152 nationalités différentes vivent en paix.



Mardi midi. Les formateurs du centre de jeunes de Molenbeek nous ont invités. Ils sont 16, de toute origine, âge et sexe. Nous sommes venus à 6, nous… Continue

Added by Jean-Louis Lamboray on June 15, 2008 at 10:25pm — 3 Comments

Trust the development experts...all 7 billion of them.

Trust the development experts...all 7 billion of them. This is the title of an article in the Financial Times published on 29 May 2008 by William Easterly.



The article is a criticism of the report of the World Bank Growth Commission. This represents the work of a huge number of people giving their views on what countries need to do in order… Continue

Added by Phil on June 2, 2008 at 1:39am — 3 Comments

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