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Invitation to all country teams

Posted on April 29, 2013 at 2:00pm 2 Comments


I have met many of you and still I am aware that I also haven't met many of you. Dutch competence just started up this year for real and we did a workshop SALT/CLCP in Holland. We ended with a laugh and taped a song we created in the workshop to share part of our dream and practices.

Then we realised: we want to really reach out and get to learn the other country teams and decided to make this video into an invitation. An invitation to reach back out to us…


Learnings on WASH competence

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 11:30pm 8 Comments

In Surinam during 2011 we (Autry Haines, April Foster and me) facilitated a WASH program with 20 villages in the interior. We cooperated with the Surinam Red Cross, The PeaceCorps, FOB and Unicef. Core to the program was the integration of CLCP and the International Red Cross WASH program named PHAST. As this prorgram is well on its way I wanted to share my learning with you. It became quite a document so probably suited for those who really want to get into WASH and are interested in…


Creating an effective Self Assessment Framework while applying CLCP to other life issues

Posted on August 12, 2011 at 9:22pm 3 Comments

I want to share an experience on creating a new framework and would like your input on my main question: when is a framework most effective?


Creating a Self Assessment Framework in Surinam

We're applying the CLCP to WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) in 16 villages in Surinam. During the first week of the project we transfered the process to 30 trainers and facilitators. During this week we also created the…


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At 4:40am on August 6, 2012, Rituu B. Nanda said…

A very happy birthday Boris! Have a  wonderful celebration.

At 5:34pm on March 8, 2012, Ricardo Walters said…

Hi Boris

Hello from Cape Town!  We've not met yet, but I've heard lots of good things about you from others in the team.  I hope you're well.

The Constellation has a team working on preparing the Annual Report for 2011, and I'm trying to gather information on partnerships.  I understand you've been the lead on the work with WASH-Competence in Suriname. 


Over the next few days, I'll be reading all the partnership reports, and using those to write a short partnership summary.  By next week, I'll send you that summary for your comments and edits.

I may also, in the next few days, send you a short questionnaire with some questions for your reflection about the partnership.  Is there an email address you'd prefer me to send it to?

In the meantime:

  1. Is there anything particularly significant from that partnership you think we need to highlight through the Annual report?
  2. Are there any links already on ning to blog-posts, photos or videos from that partnership?
  3. If nothing exists yet on ning, do you have any high-resolution, good-quality photo(s) or a story from the field that you'd like to showcase?

Thanks for your help.  I'm looking forward to working together.

Talk soon,


At 2:29pm on May 9, 2011, Rituu B. Nanda said…
Hope all is well with you. Welcome to the peace competence group Boris! Have you any experience or story to share?
At 10:04am on November 12, 2010, Laurence Gilliot said…
Oh My G... Boris your profile picture is hilarious!!! I love it.
Hi from Matadi, in Bas-Congo where we are doing about 3 community visits per day with choirs, fishermen, NGOs etc. Really cool!

At 6:51pm on November 11, 2010, Rituu B. Nanda said…
Dear Boris,

Welcome to the communication action day group! We highly appreciate your contribution as a member of the CAD working group .

Best regards,

At 1:17pm on November 8, 2010, Rituu B. Nanda said…
Dear Boris,

A warm welcome! Good to see you here.

Please join the Community action day group on Ning. It will take 30 secs! Sign in on Ning, Go to groups which is a blue tab on the top or go to this link and click on join.

Warm regards,

At 12:42pm on November 8, 2010, Laurence Gilliot said…
Dear Boris,

Welcome to Community Life Competence! Could you add your picture as it adds a human touch to your profile? (go to 'settings' then 'upload photo')

Connect with members: We hope you will enjoy the opportunity to communicate with colleagues and friends in all parts of the world. Under the Tab with Members you can find people to connect with and members who share similar interest. The search function will certainly be of help!

Post your experience: You can share your experiences with local responses and the competence process through putting up a blog. To post a blog, first sign in, then go to top of the page and click on the blue button ‘Blogs’ and click on ‘+ Add a Blog Post’. You can also comment on blogs posted by other members.

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