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Bono Sen commented on Rituu B. Nanda's blog post Uncle Huolai encourages leaders to think again
"What is ACP?"
Jul 26
Bono Sen commented on Phil's blog post The Power of Poetry and The Power of a Dream
"This isn’t a panacea, but it is an opportunity - well said. "
Apr 20
Bono Sen liked Phil's blog post The Power of Poetry and The Power of a Dream
Apr 20
Bono Sen commented on Kausar Skhan's blog post SALT Pedagogy, kausar skhan
"Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the process. It's helpful to see it broken down. The unhurried pace is key. But how many of us practice SALT with communities outside the bounds of a project? If we do, then we are time-bound. How does the…"
Apr 20
Bono Sen liked Kausar Skhan's blog post SALT Pedagogy, kausar skhan
Apr 20
Marie Lamboray liked Bono Sen's blog post We were all beads in her story necklace
Feb 23
Rituu B. Nanda commented on Bono Sen's blog post The power of story telling
"Hi Bono, thanks for the blog! Please would you elaborate on -Stories can disrupt the established identity roles, habitual roles  Warm greetings from Delhi!"
Feb 14
Rituu B. Nanda liked Bono Sen's blog post The power of story telling
Feb 12
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We were all beads in her story necklace

I learned about this in a session on Saturday.As Laura Simm described the story of the rose in her garden and what it means to her - I was overpowered by the emotions I felt. For one, I could feel the powerful bond she had with her grandmother; at the same time feeling a sense of loss that I had nothing similar to hold on to. It was a very visceral reaction - happiness and sadness at the same time. As we continued on the storytelling and relating journey - I was amazed at the power that stories…See More
Feb 9
Bono Sen commented on Yamini Suvarna's blog post Continuing my SALT journey
"This is beautiful. The 'word' and the 'visual' "
Feb 9
Bono Sen commented on Kausar Skhan's blog post Learning about Stories for SALT
"Loved this. So much untapped potential in storytelling. Thank you for your story about the power of stories. "
Feb 9
Bono Sen liked MariJo's blog post My storytelling story
Feb 9
Bono Sen liked Yamini Suvarna's blog post Continuing my SALT journey
Feb 9
Bono Sen is attending Rituu B. Nanda's event

Community-led development & social accountability: mobilizing community response to COVID-19 at Online "30th June ; 9 am Washington DC time"

June 30, 2020 from 9am to 10am
The current pandemic has clearly demonstrated that communities are the first responders in any crises. This has led to increasing calls for localization and community-led development (CLD). This session will explore the intersectionality between CLD and social accountability and discuss how the two can work together.  Our SpeakersJohn CoonrodJohn is the Executive Vice President of The Hunger Project, where he is responsible for research, advocacy and advising the president on all aspects of…See More
Jun 30, 2020
Bono Sen is attending Rituu B. Nanda's event
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Webinar - Self-Assessment: Local Response to Global Challenges at Online 9th April 2020, 10am EDT"

April 9, 2020 from 10am to 11am
Join DME for Peace on Thursday, April 9th at 10am EDT, as Dr Luc Barriere-Constantin and Dr. Jean-Louis Lamboray of The Constellation, join the M&E Thursday Talks to lead a discussion on "Self-Assessment: Local Response to Global…See More
Apr 8, 2020
Bono Sen liked Rituu B. Nanda's blog post Shift in Gender roles & responsibilities
Feb 20, 2020

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Bono Sen
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Public Health Foundation of India
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About Me:
Public health professional with an interest in behavior change; disillusioned by the wasted resources and limited RoI of global health investments; believe sincere community engagement is the key to addressing many of the development problems of today.
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To see the current top-down paradigm of the glpbal development agenda be replaced by a new paradigm where a bottoms up approach informs the top down approach for better outcomes.
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my willingness to always remain open to new possibilities and be a lifelong learner.
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We were all beads in her story necklace

Posted on February 9, 2021 at 2:00am 1 Comment

I learned about this in a session on Saturday.

As Laura Simm described the story of the rose in her garden and what it means to her - I was overpowered by the emotions I felt. For one, I could feel the powerful bond she had with her grandmother; at the same time feeling a sense of loss that I had nothing similar to hold on to. It was a very visceral reaction - happiness and sadness at the same time. 

As we continued on the storytelling and relating journey - I was amazed at the…

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A SALTY Exercise in Kerala

Posted on April 14, 2019 at 8:30am 12 Comments

Yesterday I conducted my first SALTY activity. Well, technically I didn't conduct it because I don't have the language skills. I shared the idea with my field team member Krishna and she conducted the session. My colleague Balaram and I brainstormed to design the session.

Having just completed my SALT facilitator training, this was a momentous occasion for me.…

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From What is Wrong to What is Strong

Posted on February 12, 2019 at 1:00pm 5 Comments

From What is Wrong to What is Strong - Cormac Russell 

I heard this at a workshop I attended yesterday in New Delhi at the NGO SEEDS.

On the projection screen was a quote by Pablo Neruda - We must dream our way.

I was overjoyed to say the least. Why???

Because I did not expect to see SALT in action :-)

 

I was surprised because, in all my years in the development…

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