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Bono Sen commented on Rituu B. Nanda's blog post Communities are not just 'data gatherers'!
"Thank you for sharing your experience Rituu. Lots of good insights here. From where I am, if communities are seen as data gatherers - that is progress. In my world, communities are nothing but data sources. I am trying to move them up the data…"
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Bono Sen commented on Bono Sen's blog post A SALTY Exercise in Kerala
"Folks - Had another session today. Not sure how SALTY or not it was, but it served its purpose - getting the community engaged and looking forward to our next visit.  AER - Activities seem to be what our communities like. Last time it was kids;…"
Apr 25
Autry Haynes commented on Bono Sen's blog post A SALTY Exercise in Kerala
"Thanks for update .... about to engage an indigenous community and I appreciate your sharing this experience am getting ideas .... of course i reciprocate by shares then and give credit  ..... thanks to other contributors as well Birgitta and…"
Apr 25
Bono Sen commented on Bono Sen's blog post From What is Wrong to What is Strong
"Not maybe, my current project is with SEEDS. :-)"
Apr 25
Bono Sen commented on Bono Sen's blog post A SALTY Exercise in Kerala
"Birgitta - You should look up Photovoice. It is an established tool for participatory engagement. Even though it was used for the first time in a research study, its most famous use is in the movie - Born into Brothels. Check it out.  Ritu -…"
Apr 25
Birgitta Schomaker commented on Bono Sen's blog post From What is Wrong to What is Strong
"That must have been so refreshing and promising to find an organisation that believes in (and practices) a strengths-based approach! Maybe you can collaborate with SEEDS?"
Apr 25
Birgitta Schomaker commented on Bono Sen's blog post A SALTY Exercise in Kerala
"What I like about the questions, is that they are universal: everybody has an experience of helping and being helped. Rank is an important aspect in giving and receiving help, the person providing help often having higher rank (socioeconomic status,…"
Apr 25
Rituu B. Nanda commented on Bono Sen's blog post A SALTY Exercise in Kerala
"Bono, what will you do differently than last time? Thanks"
Apr 25
Bono Sen commented on Bono Sen's blog post A SALTY Exercise in Kerala
"Thanks Birgitta. Repeating the same activity in our second community today. It will be interesting. Though both communities are tribal, today's community is more backward in terms of socioeconomic status. So it will be interesting to see how…"
Apr 25
Birgitta Schomaker commented on Bono Sen's blog post A SALTY Exercise in Kerala
"As to your follow-up activities: photovoice and a community wall. "Photovoice - where we will use photos taken by the youth to share their concerns with district officials at a public exhibition of photos." I never heard of…"
Apr 25
Birgitta Schomaker commented on Bono Sen's blog post A SALTY Exercise in Kerala
"I love the activity you chose, the ice breaker activity where the groups needed to help each other to complete the task. "To identify that thing which connects us all - we talked about times when we had helped somebody. Next, we talked about…"
Apr 25
Marlou liked Bono Sen's blog post A SALTY Exercise in Kerala
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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.
My dream:
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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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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At 11:41pm on October 18, 2016, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Dear Dr Bono,

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