Connecting local responses around the world
The ‘climate crisis’ is real my friends! If you feel the micro-climate temperate is hotter than usual, that is happening all over the world. Not only in your neighborhood! Your micro-level experience is supported in a broader sense by the evidence of science.
Climate resilience is the capacity for a socio-ecological system to:  absorb stresses and maintain function…Continue
In Arukah Network's latest 'How To Build Community' podcast, I chat with Sheila Katzman, who the UN tasked with creating a radio station for their peacekeeping efforts in Sierra Leone's civil war.
This is the story of Radio UNAMSIL, with its focus on community engagement, listener participation, and on-air peace talks.…Continue
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Late in the night I received a message health worker or ASHA(accredited social health activist) as we call in India. She had facilitated SALT for the first time and enjoyed it and wanted to share the pictures with me. She is Anita from Dharech, Block Theog, Himachal Pradesh, India. We are working with NGO Mamta-HIMC funded by Medtronic Philanthropy on patient centred approach to diabetes and hypertension.
This what Anita shared:
I think SALT is a very good approach…Continue
Hi friends, it's been a long time since I do not share with you in this platform, but these days I came to think about how we are looking as SALT practitioners at this issue, gender, that is in everybody's agenda recently. Are we really paying enough attention or, if enough, in the right perspective?
When I came in touch with The Constellation, my main work within the response to HIV was focused on gender inequality, on how women were affected by the virus to a greater extent than…Continue
SALT makes solutions of community problems, Community stimulates their vision, learn and link with others situations, and appreciate their efforts to solve any problems, transfer tricks to others.
#NCDs #diabetes #hypertension
Outreach worker from Catholic Health Foundation of India (CHAI) speaking about her experience of using Constellation's SALT and CLCP process on…
I recently posted a blog on how we need to rethink our role as leaders in community, shifting focus on stewardship rather than leadership.
It might be of interest to those of you interested in the relationship between community driven action and wider systems change.
Back in February I attended a conference entitled ‘Losing Control’. On hearing the…
I once read that "only a demanding common task builds community". It's hard to think of a task more demanding - or more common - than climate change. One of my favourite writers and thinkers is a Scottish man called Alastair McIntosh, and he has written at length about both of these things: climate change and community.
I was very excited recently to speak with him for Arukah Network's How To Build Community podcast. I got to ask him about these…Continue
I am a public health professional. I recently attend first learning event of CLCP in Shimla for HealthRise project Transition grant.
I interviewed Virender Thakur from NGO Mamta HIMC about his work as SALT facilitator in HealthRise project on #NCDs,…Continue
SALT Champions have been encouraging the community as part of their action plans for safe drinking water in Borjana village under Srijangram health Block, Bongaigaon district in Assam, India. The action plan came after they compiled their dream and did self assessment of their dream. As a result 50-70% people in the village have started boiling or filtering water. They use hand made water filters.
Photos of dream building and self assessment meeting held on 22nd…Continue
I attended a webinar which made me think of the first step of Community life competence process . The webinar -Effective community entry processes: How to build partnerships with communities (and how not to!)
In this Breakthrough ACTION Springboard webinar, Gail Snetro and Carla Sanchez of Save the Children reviewed effective…Continue
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Four of the local facilitators attended after activity reflection on introducing SALT and CLCP on Kampong KB initiative. There were
1. Nurkomala Dewi who is good at inclusive education, family-based care and caring of children with disability.
2. Linda Yuliantini, she is very smart on communication and enthusiast on gender and waste maagement
3. Widad Farid Z, who is our champion on reproductive health (RH), advocacy on RH program design and costing
Hello dearest friends!
These are stories of my individual's experiences and other local facilitators' ones when we worked with 13 groups on the Family Planning/Keluarga Berencana - KB Villages program (Kampong KB). The program is the Indonesian Presidents' initiative to boost poverty alleviation by inviting all relevant development actors to support the Kampoong KB movement. Currently, the initiative has been run for three years and we found almost 2100 Kampong KB has been…Continue
The inherent value of the SALT approach to Human Development initiatives lies in that it is a cue to the intended beneficiary that the practitioner respects them. Only when there is a strong sense of collegiality can constructive engagement take place.Even then , the flexibility that SALT brings allows for the possibility of the practitioner to watch his original ideas come to fruition without actually voicing them!SALT is thus a wake-up call for the expert to let go- and the underdog to…Continue
"There is nothing as palpable and wonderful as sharing a story about our lives, or telling a folk tale that we know, and not giving a moral or explanation, but just seeing what it reminds people of."
I recently spoke with the award-winning New York-based storyteller Laura Simms for Arukah Network's 'How To Build Community' podcast. You might enjoy it:…Continue
What I appreciate so much about SALT, is that it fosters deep connections between people. When we suspend judgment and take time to listen deeply, we arrive at a shared understanding. We meet in a field described by Rumi: “Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there."
As facilitators, how do we allow such a field to emerge? How do we facilitate conversations so that this authentic, vulnerable human connection can build?…Continue
Added by Birgitta Schomaker on July 26, 2019 at 5:00pm — No Comments
WWF Netherlands and the IUCN National Committee of the Netherlands organized a three-day workshop on Citizen Science in The Hague in early July 2019. The workshop brought together representatives from civil society, science and government to learn from interesting cases studies, unpack prominent themes related to citizen science and share experiences.…Continue
Last month I joined Tamarack's Liz Weaver and Sylvia Cheuy on a cross-country tour to deliver Citizens at the Centre - a travelling workshop on how to engage ordinary citizens in the community change process.
It was hectic. Five workshops, in five cities, over eight days - Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver. A weekend glamping in the Rockies in between, followed by two nights at Tofino before returning to Melbourne Australia.
What was it all…Continue