Connecting local responses around the world
“We are happy to be here at Kolkata, hosted by Durbar Mahila Samanvaya Committee (DMSC). However, we wanted to be in Washington but we were not allowed because sex workers are considered criminals” This was what I heard over and over again at the International AIDS Conference Hub held at Kolkata, India.
This was my debut at an International AIDS conference. I was happy that I was at this Festival for what it signified. Every two years, an International AIDS Conference takes…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on June 30, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
[ 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…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on June 25, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments
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…Continue
GLoCon is travelling this year to many communities throughout the world, to say thank you for the courage, faith and resilience each has demonstrated, in the face of serious challenges to life and health. In 25 countries, over 30 communities will be visited, for up to a week. The team that forms is drawn from AFFIRM facilitation associates and other people who want to explore the vision and direction…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on April 28, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments
NGOs often undertake various community based awareness, peer education activities and home visits as part of ongoing care and support effort for people living with HIV.
I wondered if home visits worked. I had no experience of doing home visits for community…Continue
Blogs provide a space to members for sharing their experience with local response to an issue and also their experience wiht the facilitation of local response. Articles, studies and other research papers can be shared in Press corner which is under the tab Forums. We call the blog section 'Our stories'.
In the 'Our stories' section, you will find all blog postings of individual members.…Continue
(This abstract has been selected for Oral Presentation atthe NACP III Dissemination Summit,to be held in New Delhi, from 25-27April 2012. Submitted by Fr Joe and Rituu B Nanda)
2) Implementing partner and funding agency: People in Need Foundation (PNF), Dimapur and UNAIDS.…Continue
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GLoCon is travelling this year to many communities throughout the world, to say thank you for the courage, faith and resilience each has demonstrated, in the face of serious challenges to life and health. In 25 countries, over 30 communities will be visited, for up to a week. The team that forms is drawn from AFFIRM facilitation associates and other people who want to explore the vision and direction of GLoCon. In short, every community counts and no neighbourhood should be…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on April 1, 2012 at 7:03pm — No Comments
( Ian and Alison Campbell are re-visiting all the communities they have worked with in past two decades. They will cover 25 countries in six phases. The local team mates join this team in their respective countries. The journey is called Global and local community conversations. Here are reflections from Ian after the first phase. Thanks Ian for sharing!)…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on March 23, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments
GLoCon is travelling this year to many communities throughout the world, to say thank you for the courage, faith and resilience each has demonstrated, in the face of serious challenges to life and health. In 25 countries, over 30 communities will be visited, for up to a week. The team that forms is drawn from AFFIRM facilitation associates and other people who want to explore the vision and direction of GLoCon. In short, every…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on March 7, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
[ I documented the AAR on five SALT visits done during National Knowledge Fair held from 1st to 3rd March 2012 in Chennai, India.
An interesting thing was that two of the AARs were done in presence of the community. The community found AAR useful and helped them understand what SALT is. The SALT…Continue
[ This is a story from a community member captured during the recently concluded National Knowledge Fair organised by Siaap and India Competence. Maya from Siaap translated the story in English for the group. Theme of the story was Care leading to change. The experience of many local communities confirms th link between care and sustainable change at individual and community level. The capacity of people to respond to that sense of care can be integral to prevention in the global…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on March 4, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments
A blog by Donnie Maclurcan based in Australia who uses asset based approach in his work. Donnie is from Thanks Donnie for sharing!
The Occupy movement has spread to 2,512 cities worldwide, and its support networks stretch far beyond physical occupations. That it has grown so quickly without specific demands or hierarchical leadership is testament to the creative…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on December 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
[Participants from North, northeast and south of India, venues ranged from the railway station to home, weather varied from heavy rain to sweltering heat but the spirit remained strong throughout- it was SALT which unites us and we would like to promote it in big or small way, taking baby steps towards our dream of entire India immersed in SALT. Please read on how some members of India competence National Support Team (NST) celebrated Community action…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on October 24, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments
Jean-Louis Lamboray, chair of the Constellation made an introductory visit to Moscow in May 2010, where UNAIDS Regional Support Team (RST), CSOs and city mayors showed interest to apply the AIDS Competence Process in the Russian context.
Learning events and blended learning
The Blended Learning modules for facilitators on the AIDS Competence Process were translated in Russian. The local facilitators from Moscow,…Continue
Chiangmai 31st July 2011…
Jean Louis and I join the facilitation team late for a SALT visit. Making our way through a light drizzle, we enter a huge room where we find a group of children with a man in his thirties. He is Pod who heads a non-profit organisation called ‘The volunteers for Children Foundation’. This is a care home…Continue
[My sincere thanks to Vivek Anand, Ashok Row Kavi and Sridhar of Humsafar Trust for sharing this story. Humsafar Trust (HST) has led the way in developing innovative and effective programs targeting MSM and transgender populations in India. I am very proud of the Humsafar team. Vivek narrates this story. Enjoy! Rituu]
Today: At Humsafar…
22 year old Chawngmawii from Mizoram, North East India left home when she was sixteen. Coming from a broken family with a history of abuse, she started living with her friends or in the streets when she got hooked on to injecting drugs. She got into sex work to support her drug habit and in 2008 was diagnosed as HIV positive. With the help of some NGOs, she started visiting the existing drop in centres (DICs) to access services.…Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on April 13, 2011 at 10:20am — No Comments