Connecting local responses around the world
In this recent episode of the 'how to build community' podcast you can listen in on a conversation of community leaders from around the world - all members of Arukah Network - in which they discuss how to make the global health system fit for the future. And the answer, they argue, is to put ‘community’ at its centre. It's an interesting conversation, featuring voices from India, Laos, Nepal, Nigeria and…Continue
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The How To Build Community podcast recently published its 50th episode! Over 6 years, I've spoken with 61 interviewees, from 23 countries, all with stories, wisdom and insight on ways to build and sustain a healthy community.
In it, I reflect on some of what I have learned during this time, and share some highlights. See what you think, and if you like it do subscribe in your podcast app and tell others about it!…Continue
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Loss and grief affect all of us at some point in our lives.
In this recent episode of my 'How To Build Community' podcast, I spoke with Barnabé Anzuruni, a theologian based in Kenya, who shared with me his personal experiences of loss and also his experience of supporting others through their grief.…Continue
If someone asked you to uproot your life, move to an uninhabited island, spend a year there, with 30 strangers, to create a new community from scratch ... what would you say?
In this new episode of the How To Build Community show, I met someone who answered 'yes'.
t's a fascinating story from one of the earliest examples of reality tv, with some interesting lessons around how we build (or fail to build) communities...…Continue
Added by Jake Lloyd on January 13, 2023 at 4:25pm — No Comments
Hi all, in this new episode of the How To Build Community podcast and radio show, we’ve gathered together a team of experts to provide a step-by-step guide to community-led advocacy.
JOANNA WATSON leads an international advocacy team for Tearfund in the UK, CHALWE NYIRENDA is a Social Accountability Adviser for Tearfund in Zambia, and MUNYARADZI MATARUSE works in advocacy for the International Fellowship of Zimbabwe.
If you like it, please do share it…Continue
Added by Jake Lloyd on August 18, 2022 at 5:27pm — No Comments
Hi all, here's the latest episode of Arukah Network and Tearfund's 'How To Build Community' show...
Radio enthusiast HAZEEN LATIF tells a story of how an isolated migrant community in northern Pakistan brought electricity, water, confidence and skills to their neighbourhood, through something called community centred media.…Continue
Added by Jake Lloyd on June 16, 2022 at 3:32pm — No Comments
"Addiction lives in solitude, aloneness and darkness. It doesn't live in community, togetherness and connection."
Jon is a recovering alcoholic from the UK. In this latest episode of our 'How To Build Community' podcast, he shared with me a raw and powerful story of his struggle with addiction and journey of recovery. Along the way, he reflects on how best you can support people you know who are facing similar challenges. Listen here!…Continue
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What does it mean to love your enemy? Why is it important? And how can you go about doing it? In this episode we put these questions to world leading climate campaigner ALASTAIR MCINTOSH.
His work is inspired by his Quaker faith, and in this interview he describes how he approaches encounters with his own "enemies", as told in his most recent book Riders On The Storm.…Continue
Added by Jake Lloyd on March 17, 2022 at 3:42pm — No Comments
Why is it important to make people who are different to you feel welcome? And what impact can it have when you do?
MUNA ABU GHAZALEH from Jordan was born with various disabilities that meant she would struggle to ever talk, walk or live an independent life. But she is now an expert in the theology of inclusion, and in this new episode she is sharing her story and expertise with us.…Continue
Added by Jake Lloyd on February 11, 2022 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Hi all, In this episode of the 'How To Build Community' show, CALLY MAGALHĀES shares a story so remarkable it's being made into a feature film. In the Brazilian prison in which she worked, she started a drama project where youth offenders reenact the crimes that put them in prison in the first place. But crucially, they play the role of their victims. Here she explains how this idea has led to a 70-80% reduction in reoffending rates.…Continue
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How can you help the people around you to achieve their goals and reach their potential? CATRIONA HOREY is a Coach in the UK, where she helps leaders in charities, social innovation and education to set goals and achieve them. In this episode, she explains what coaching is, how it works, and how you can use coaching skills to support others.…Continue
Added by Jake Lloyd on November 30, 2021 at 4:17pm — No Comments
Hi all, I thought you might enjoy the latest episode of the How To Build Community show...
Since 2016, village elders, mothers and schoolchildren in a small community in the Democratic Republic of Congo have worked to reintroduce a species of edible caterpillar to their local area. In the process they've boosted food security, nutrition, biodiversity, local relationships, job opportunities and more. In this episode, VIOLET RURIA from The Salvation Army tells the remarkable story…Continue
Hi all, we have a really interesting new episode on Arukah Network's 'How To Build Community' podcast...
How can you help your community, organisation or team get better at problem-solving? In this episode, join 'Psychological Safety' expert ERIN LLOYD ROTICH from the USA, Tearfund's PRANAYA CHHETRI from Nepal, and FWANGMUN OSCAR DANLADI from the pioneering Jos Green Centre in Nigeria, as they help us search for answers...…Continue
Added by Jake Lloyd on August 9, 2021 at 5:38pm — No Comments
A new episode of Arukah's 'How To Build Community' show is out!
SHAYDANY URBANI helps people to identify and challenge fake news, as part of her work with the organisation 'First Draft'. Here she shares her top tips and advice, alongside case studies of people successfully fighting fake news around the world.…Continue
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What if you could turn litter into money? FWANGMUN OSCAR DANLADI leads a movement of young people in Nigeria who have found a way to turn the country’s huge problem of electronic waste into their own thriving and sustainable businesses.
In this new episode of our How To Build Community show, he tells us the story, and shares tips and advice on how you can do something similar where you live:…Continue
Added by Jake Lloyd on April 1, 2021 at 12:12pm — No Comments
Hello all, Here's a new episode of our How To Build Community show which you might be interested in...
10-20% of young people globally experience mental health conditions of some kind. But the majority do not seek help or receive support. In this episode we ask how can a community support the mental health of its young people? Expert guests join us from around the world to help us find answers.…Continue
Hello again. Some news from the How To Build Community show that you might interest some of you...
This isn't a 'normal' episode of the show! Today we're pleased to announce that Arukah Network is joining forces with our friends at Tearfund's 'Footsteps' magazine in order to create this show together.
In this episode I speak to the Editor of Footsteps JUDE COLLINS to discuss what this new partnership means for the show.…Continue
Added by Jake Lloyd on January 26, 2021 at 5:51pm — No Comments
You might enjoy this new episode of the How To Build Community show...
A growing number of churches in the UK are trying to show that the word 'gospel' means good news not just for people, but for the planet as well.
In this episode, we hear about the thousands of churches that have joined the 'Eco Church' scheme, and we learn how this scheme is impacting communities across the country:…Continue
Added by Jake Lloyd on January 14, 2021 at 5:00pm — No Comments
We've just published a new episode of our 'How To Build Community' show at Arukah Network.
In it, I speak with Arukah members TED LANKESTER, JUBIN VARGHESE and NATHAN GRILLS who have recently collaborated on the fourth edition of the book 'Setting Up Community Health Programmes in Low and Middle Income Settings'. They share stories and insights from the book.
It's published by Oxford University Press in association with Arukah Network, and you can buy a copy or…Continue
Hello all. Some of you might enjoy this new episode of Arukah Network's 'How To Build Community' show. It's an interview with the founder of the world's first ever 'Failure Consultancy'. She helps people and organisations to use failure as an opportunity to learn and grow, and in this interview she shares stories, tools and tips on "failing intelligently" in life / work / community.…Continue
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