Open Space Note: Global Learning Festival Uganda October 2017

Open space notes: Global Learning Festival Uganda October 2017

Session facilitators: Anita Sheehan (Belgium) and Izzaty (Singapore

Translation from French into English courtesy Anita 

 

 

How to apply SALT in situations of emergency with elderly people and children being the most vulnerable?

 

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Problem:

-       Getting help to the community takes a long time to get to the community

-       Mismatch of needs

Suggestions: 

-       Using SALT to improve resilience in the community and to reduce risks

 

How to integrate SALT into a social local legal development structure?

 

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-       Presentation and shared understanding of the SALT approach/process at the Central Level (?, Witness accounts, tools) à Training in SALT exchanges and the approach at the regional network (practices)  à Demands on the local level à Facilitator passing on the information

-       Pilot structures causing impactful actions, leading to change and “oil stains.”

-       Recruitment and training of volunteers

-       Would like to be part of the global support team along with others in my country

-       Multiplying number of facilitators and target groups

-       Choosing a demographic district  -- Community mapping  -- Contact stakeholders and partners – in the community  --  share data information  -- Explain to leaders how it works --  ask people to volunteer – ask facilitator to explain SALT to community

 

Ways of CLCP in community without funding

  • Blended learning Free version
  • Virtual money
  • Community could provide accommodation and other resources for facilitator
  • The community may select or provide facilitators
  • Approach nearby universities or organisations for volunteers

 

Inclusiveness

  • Projects and programmes should use SALT – CLCP to include people of all ages to improve better living
  • Advocacy using SALT-CLCP targeting government leaders in the communities from village to district to national levels for intergenerational space
  • Older people from neighbouring countries ie Burundi, Rwanda and Tanzania organize experience sharing visits to use SALT-CLCP

 

How to create leaders?

  1. Identify potential peer leaders in the community
  2. Identify target groups to sensitise ( reach new groups)
  3. Training for leaders/facilitators
  4. Create a manual for leaders/facilitators

Values and qualities

Examples to follow (Catherine’s story)

Conflict resolution

Tools of a leader

 

Intention  (passion) + Attention (space, time… )

 

How do we introduce SALT to communities and train community facilitators?

  • Ensure SALT facilitators appreciate SALT and practise themselves. Unlearn what we know and relearn. Individual transformation for collective mobilization. “It starts with you.”
  • Engage communities and learn from them instead of giving things
  • Practise SALT with associations and individuals – inspire people to join training
  • Use an existing tool or method (easy care) to practise SALT with communities
  • Processes of introducing SALT. What is the first step- introduction who are you as a human being
  • Make SALT as part of curriculum of a college, students practise and then introduce to the community-gives more credibility – more volunteers
  • Putting it as a central practice of International Association for community development
  • AER- learning from each other and link/transfer process needs to be strengthened and institutionalized. AER is for the whole community.

 

 

How to identify and get started in a community that has never experienced SALT

  • Choose a district- Community mapping and identify target group
  • Identify stakeholders/partners (Church; religious organizations, community centres and local government)
  • Sharing of data/information
  • Contact is made with the community members ( community meeting)
  • The community selects two local facilitators
  • SALT facilitators training
  • Mobilise the facilitators to take actions that are sustainable
  • Connecting with the Global/SALT Team for ongoing learning, review

How to measure SALT/CLCP?

Group: Agnes, Saba, Alessandra, Jerome, Kausar, Luc, Anita Sheehan, Rituu

 

  • Competencies (they can be indicators to measure) all those using SALT; we will develop a tool to capture on monthly basis what we do, show tangible results; captures the changes and evidence
  • we need to streamline what we mean by competencies (work more on this)
  • Competencies of facilitators in the community- (need to deconstruct further)- engage the community, how to realize the potential and
  • Champions/Influencers -Able to communicate ideas of SALT to the community and response to critical questions
  • Capacity of the community (unpack) to develop local response- what capacities have acquired + SALT+ to be sensitive injustice in the community have open dialogue on sensitive issues; what actions have taken – HH, village, workplace, public place ( both on specific issue and other issues)
  • (Theory of ownership)
  • Transfer of SALT to community to address
  • Encourage Baseline and end line in the partnerships
  • Write papers and attend conferences

 

Marketing of SALT

  • How to communicate learning from SALT in a strategic way
  • Ask what are your challenges? Explain how can SALT address the challenges
  • Be careful to use terminology, which others understand
  • “Also the way we present; be at their level”- Agnes
  • Whom do we want to market to?  Develop indicators, which are accepted outside
  • Social determinants of health

 

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Comment by Rituu B. Nanda on December 26, 2017 at 1:45pm

Thanks for posting Izzaty!

Comment by Marie Lamboray on December 1, 2017 at 10:45pm

Thank you Izzaty!

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