Connecting local responses around the world
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