June 2012 stories (19)

Global and Local Community Conversation (Glocon): Ukraine

Glocon- A revelation of local movement through dialogue; facilitated connection; happening in many countries; a global and local community conversation which explores strengths for response to HIV and critical concerna. The Glocon team was in Ukraine from June 16th-22nd, 2012. In Ukraine, HIV is a serious concern –of note currently is the vulnerability of the large…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on June 30, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Do you work with youth as social change agents?

A group of Colombian youth is trying to extract themselves from the country’s rampant guerilla movement. A set of American youth has spent a year discussing the impact of abuse in relationships to become champions of social change. Imagine these and other groups of youth worldwide having a conversation about their sources of resilience, survival and thriving in the face of trauma, adversity and challenge. …


Added by Kristin Bodiford on June 29, 2012 at 5:46pm — 1 Comment

"les archives du Mali de la réponse locale face à la vie": La problématique des copains des travailleuses du sexe.

Nous, dans notre ONG, on s’occupe de ce qu’on appelle les travailleuses du sexe. Donc, c’est une communauté qui mérite d’être prise en charge dans le cadre du VIH et sida puisque imaginez-vous, euh ! à Kayes en moyenne, chaque travailleuse du sexe reçoit six clients par nuit. Donc elle peut être de grands vecteurs de cette maladie si elles ne sont pas prises en charge. Donc nous nous occupons de la sensibilisation, la prise en charge du traitement à travers des activités de contact…


Added by Younoussa Diarra on June 28, 2012 at 8:26pm — 2 Comments


In partnership with socially and economically vulnerable groups, aiming towards a just social order, ensuring equitable ownership of and decision making on the global resources.striving towards establishing just global governance by strengthening UN and regional forums. Locally AYC shall address immediate needs of the poor, promote peoples organizations to assert their rights to influence policies of Govt and NGO's with an issue based approach to work and thereby install a system of coping…


Added by Y.VENKAT RAO REDDY on June 28, 2012 at 2:49pm — 1 Comment

Si ce système mène à l’impasse, comment le réinventer ? Comment se réinventer ?


Si ce système mène à l’impasse, comment le réinventer ? Comment se réinventer ? Certains franchissent le pas, poussés par les circonstances ou de leur propre initiative. À la veille de l’été, notre dossier spécial en a épinglé quelques-uns, de ces acteurs du changement.…


Added by Christophe BOERAEVE on June 28, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Applying CLCP in a new context! Communities dependent upon aquatic agriculture systems for their livelihoods

Millions of people around the world are dependent upon aquatic agricultural systems for their livelihoods. In fact, all of us are, in some way or another. 

In Zambia, there are communities living within the Barotse Flood Plain who must deal with seasonal flooding patterns that saturate the surrounding fertile land. Each time the Zambezi river floods, these communities must pack up their belongings and move to higher ground. They have been doing this for centuries, but the…


Added by Olivia Munoru on June 28, 2012 at 12:47am — No Comments

We are equipped! We are empowered! We are inspired!

We are equipped! We are empowered! We are inspired!

Transfer is the T in SALT. It is how we spread the Community Life Competence approach to new partners, new communities and new places.

It does not require an expert approach, nor complex "sales" or "communications" strategies. Transfer is simple. It starts with a simple conversation.

The Constellation’s ability to connect local responses requires that we learn from new communities and engage with new…


Added by Olivia Munoru on June 27, 2012 at 9:03pm — No Comments

“Sapa sang Kinabuhi”: How the River-of-Life Toolhelped in getting behavior change in motion among people affected with injecting drug use in Cebu City

“Sapa sang Kinabuhi”: How the River-of-Life Tool helped in getting behavior change in motion among people affected with injecting drug use in Cebu City

By: John Piermont Montilla (PHANSuP) and Dr. Ilya Tac-an…


Added by John Piermont Montilla on June 25, 2012 at 6:41pm — 3 Comments

Our HIGH moment during Constellation's Learning event

[ Under the Youth-IN Programme Constellation with UNDP Barbados and OECS facilitated a learning event to provide a space for Caribbean Youth Think Tank (YTT) members to get to know each other on a human level, appreciate existing strengths, build a dream, self-assess where they currently are with regard to the dream, develop strategic plan for 2012-2013 and commit to it.  At the conclusion of the face to face meeting, the YTT members were formally endorsed and the YTT officially…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on June 25, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments

Excess production of foods: brings positive or negative impact for farmers???

Recently in Bangladesh, some agricultural farmers showed their agitation against the government by through tons of paddy in the main road of capital city. The cause of their grief was that, they couldn’t make profit by selling paddy due to the high production costs and also excess production of paddy in this year. In last winter some vegetable farmers also through tons of tomato in the roads of several cities of Bangladesh due to same cause. When supplies of paddy exceed the demand…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on June 20, 2012 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Writer's Block? How to defeat the blank page....

We all get it sometimes. Writer's block. It can be crippling. But the worst part is that it stands in the way of someone else hearing your story. It stops others from learning from our experience. 



Added by Olivia Munoru on June 19, 2012 at 9:06pm — 3 Comments


"Salt is an essential nutrient and is the world’s oldest food additive. Mankind has been using salt for many centuries, in the course of which we've amassed many uses (some speculate thousands) for this amazing substance—uses that go far beyond mere seasoning.

Commonly used as food flavouring and an additive to help preserve food, this common mineral is so valuable." taken from internet, Uses of SALT. 

The SALT Process has indeed become valuable in our daily thinking and…


Added by Christina Maria Padman on June 19, 2012 at 1:24pm — 2 Comments

A new kind of aid donor: Four things they do differently

We all know there are aid donors and international funding partners out there that want to change “business as usual” in development (or at least people inside those institutions that do). We also all know that for various reasons, they’re not moving quick enough for those working on the ground.

New donors could come in and fill the gaps. But more importantly, we need a new kind of donor, whether they are recent to the scene or not.

The organizations that I see doing…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on June 18, 2012 at 5:49pm — 2 Comments

Histoire 2 : Refus de l’asile aux moustiques ! Lien avec l’hygiène du milieu

La communauté « Si on te lave le dos, laves toi le ventre pour être propre » a décidé lors de son assemblée générale de santé pour tous ce qui suit : Article 1 : Toute personne résidant sur le territoire doit obligatoirement refuser l’asile à tout moustique même dans les cas humanitaires internationalement reconnus Article 2 : Pour le respect scrupuleux dudit article, les dispositions suivantes doivent être respectées. - balayer régulièrement sa chambre, sa cour, sa devanture, les coins et…


Added by Younoussa Diarra on June 10, 2012 at 2:18am — 2 Comments

Histoire 3 : L’oiseau, le sorcier et la coépouse ! Lien reconnaissance et acceptation du paludisme comme étant une maladie.


La pensée collective manding dans sa tentative d’expliquer la mort d’une personne. Pour un  enfant de bas qui mourrait, on disait qu’il a ‘’rebroussé chemin’’ de la longue traversée de ce monde ici-bas. Mais ce fait n’est pas dénué de raisons. Les raisons évoquées étaient entre autres : la méchante vieille femme sans enfant, la coépouse jalouse et enfin l’oiseau.

En fait, comme un aigle qui plane dans le firmament, le regard perçant, fonce sur sa proie à la vitesse d’une…


Added by Younoussa Diarra on June 10, 2012 at 2:08am — 3 Comments

Histoire 1 : Sangardo : la moustiquaire, un facteur d’inclusion ! Lien avec adapter notre réponse

La sensibilisation sur l’utilisation de moustiquaires imprégnées d’insecticide. Le comité de suivi a remarqué que l’utilisation de moustiquaires imprégnées d’insecticide ne respectait pas certaines valeurs communautaires.

En effet, dans certains foyers, l’homme se couchait seul sous la moustiquaire et la maman et son enfant en dehors exposés aux piqures des insectes (moustiques, cafards, punaises et autres).

D’autres faisaient entrer la femme et l’enfant tentait de dormir en…


Added by Younoussa Diarra on June 10, 2012 at 1:56am — 1 Comment

"Encountering Strength, Exploring Dreams, Now Taking Actions"

Dear all,


Along the journey, I have encountered some challenges and some strength working in the community.

Recently, a  group of community  volunteers gathered to review their dreams as community which they created 4 month earlier, below is the review, what they have archive so far and some plans to move forward:



Christina and the youths has recruited 2 other youths for arts performance.

Aliff  15, and Rasul 15,…


Added by Mark Anthony Ambrose on June 7, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Designing LGBTI Sensitive DRR & Relief Programmes

This was the first cross-posting of Constellation with UNDP's  Solution Exchange India and Bhutan and India Civil Society. The consolidated reply of the responses was compiled by G. Padmanabhan and Mamta Katwal, Resource Persons, Nupur Arora, Research Associate, and Rituu B. Nanda, Share Facilitator, Constellation with additional support from Sarah Figge Hussain, Solution Exchange…


Added by Rituu B. Nanda on June 3, 2012 at 6:34pm — 1 Comment

The westernized nature of the #socent industry, by Akhila Kolisetty

I am a U.S. Citizen. I am relatively wealthy and educated; in the vast spectrum of this planet, I am the 1%. I am literate and fluent in English. I have connections to hundreds of middle and upper class individuals who I can gain support and funding from. I have a supportive family. I have the ability to write grants in persuasive English. I have unlimited access to the Internet and social media sites; I know how to manipulate these platforms to market my own initiatives and endeavors, if so…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on June 2, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments

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