Connecting local responses around the world
In 2010, more new applications of CLCP have been started than in any year before (at least to my knowledge). 2011 will continue in the same trend.
What did we learn from this? Specifically in terms of process design? Is 2 days before a learning event sufficient to develop a new Self-Assessment framework? To what extent do facilitators need to have experience with the specific topic? Can the process be applied to any other issues without adapting the various steps? (dream building, self-assessment, action planning, measuring change, learning & sharing).
We have several new partnerships coming up with particular applications to WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), TB and Peace. We would like to learn from your experience in what you learnt in terms of facilitating a new application.
In BelCompetence we apply the process to very different issues. It varies from work groups (like advocates, a medical house (doctors, nurses,...), social workers who have a lack of sense in their work) to communities of migrants who would like to become integrated in Belgium.
We often apply the same process but they build their own practices. We don't have a self-assessment framework with standard practices. So, that can take some time. I think, you need at least 2 days to do dream building and self-assessment (if you want to do this well). So, normally, we start with an exercise that shows the strenghts of the community, than we build the common dream (often in several groups, drawing or describing in words). We build practices together with the group and they make their self-assessment on that basis.
It is true that you better learn about the topic because it will help you to understand what's going on... but a deep knowledge isn't necessary and you learn a lot by facilitating.
We would like to apply the process also for environmental issues. But always with the same process.
Hope I helped...
Gaetane and I applied the CLCP to climate change. I wrote a blog about it with my lessons learned: http://aidscompetence.ning.com/profiles/blogs/its-time-to-take-care...
Here is how we did it:
The next step would probably be to test the framework in a few communities.
Thanks for this interesting topic.
I am delighted to contribute here. I remember i once shared on how i adapted the SALT process into a Dairy productivity program in 5 Districts where Land O' Lakes Kenya was working. I was invited to support over 60 Dairy farmer groups through Participatory planning processes.
I shared my approach with Agnes the Dairy production officer at Land O' Lakes Kenya. The steps included,
Added value of SALT,
PLUS many others.
I am happy to share some lessons learned from the India competence team project with Nari Saksham on application of CLCP for empowerment of sex workers from 10 Community based organisations (CBOs).
I did not understand the question on developing self assessment framework before the learning event. Please explain.
Thanks to Onesmus, Autry Gaetane and Laurence. I learned a great deal from their experience.
In Bangladesh, India, and Nepal CARE is applying CLCP to its Mobility and Migration Regional program on 'Enhancing Mobile Populations' Access to HIV & AIDS Services' (EMPHASIS) in South Asia. The aim of the project is to reduce the incidence of HIV in mobile populations through interventions at source, transit and destination as well as influencing policies for safe mobility through evidence generated across three countries.
In some of the sites in these three countries and in the border as well as the transit areas between these countries, CARE has its partner NGOs. Since the scale is large, the regional progress on CLCP has been only upto the dreaming and Self Assessment stage in most of the sites. The Self Assessment on the Mobility Competence Process is at:
In addition, we have had many blogs and discussions on this ACP Ning site, some of which are:
Moreover, CARE in India is applying CLCP with a Federation of CBO called NARI SAKSHAM in Rajamundhry, Andhra Pradesh. The blogs by this team that have come up are:
Hope we will be able to scale up our efforts to make CLCP, the strategy for these programs.
With best regards,