September 2011 stories (28)

International Day for Older Persons.


Dear Members Join the world to honor the Elderly,

Every year, on 1st October the World honors the elderly day. International Day of Older Persons was adopted by United Nations General Assembly in 1990 and was first observed globally in 1991. It recognizes and affirms the contributions of older persons, and provides a platform to raise awareness, examine issues, invite dialogue and action on promoting well-being among the elderly. The event is also directed to…


Added by NAMARA ARTHUR ARAALI on September 16, 2011 at 7:00pm — 6 Comments

A Second Dip into the Reading Pile

If you’re like me, you have a pile of all the reports, articles, and publications that you’re aiming to get to. And from time to time, I take pleasure in dipping in to explore the new thinking or sound practices in international development and aid effectiveness.

So I’m sharing twelve papers from my virtual pile, featuring excerpts from the 7th page of text of each, first 3-4 sentences of the second paragraph. Hopefully the exercise will be a fun way to highlight these…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 15, 2011 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Becoming a Disabled Woman is a big Issue in Our Families

Graça[1], a 32 years old woman, from the township of Chimoio in Manica Province of Mozambique, a mother of two kids Paulo and Anita[2] of 10 and 5 years old respectively, was divorced with a breastfeeding child (Anita) when she was one year old, for almost four years. Graça divorce resulted in sequence of events that started in a car accident, when she was hit by a car selling roasted peanuts to increase the income of her family, before Anita came. As… Continue

Added by Joao Arnaldo Vembane on September 8, 2011 at 12:36pm — 8 Comments

Are you reading this?

Then you should take this survey.

In other words, it’s for people who read aid blogs.

Why should you bother? For one reason, it's short. It's also anonymous. And most notably, your interests and habits are important to us, the bloggers.

See what the @SmartAid folks and other bloggers have to say about the survey via…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 8, 2011 at 2:21am — No Comments

Already “of” the community

We’ve all seen many participation typologies over the years. But with the one below, which I created when examining local partners’ final reports in 2009, I was trying to describe some simple categories of approaches to working with communities that local non-governmental organizations utilize. It was also meant to capture that fine line that can exist between a community-based organization (CBO) and a community,…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 7, 2011 at 2:23am — No Comments

Another Must Listen

On the treadmill this morning (a time I usually reserve for non-development thinking), a story from Malawi popped up via This American Life on my ipod. They continue covering stories on aid issues in ways that are, for the most part, respectful and engaging, this one specifically related to HIV prevention programs.

This American Life 444: Gossip, Originally aired 8/26/11 Summary from the…

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 2, 2011 at 8:32am — 2 Comments

The highs and lows of the 10th ICAAP 2011

Sharing this for the benefit of colleagues within the AIDS Competence family - thank you!

An open letter to the LOC of the 10th ICAAP the chair of ASAP and the Executive Director of UNAIDS a personal perspective


As the dust settles on the 10th international conference on HIV & AIDS in Asia and the Pacific and the landfills and paper recycling plants of South Koreas bustling port of Busan await an onslaught of unused, unread and unwanted (?)…


Added by Greg Gray on September 2, 2011 at 5:40am — No Comments

Introduction of the Sierra Leone Community Life Competence

Sierra Leone Community Life Competence was formed four years after the WHO funded international training on the Competence Approach in Mombasa, Kenya, in 2005 in which Sierra Leone participated. Initially, the Malaria Competence Process (MCP) was introduced in Sierra Leone in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS). Three participants represented Sierra Leone in the Kenya training namely Wani Lahai of MOHS, Ibrahim Kamara of Plan Sierra Leone and Joseph Senesie of…


Added by Jossef B. Khamara on September 1, 2011 at 3:38pm — 3 Comments

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