Connecting local responses around the world
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
[This is the story of Thangkin Gangte from Village New Moava, Nagaland, India. Uncle Huolai wrote down the story on a piece of paper and gave it to me saying that I must post it on this platform. Uncole Huolai was part of the facilitation team which visited and did SALT visits in Thangkin's village. Uncle Huolai calls himself Uncle ACP]
It has always happened to me. What I have not wanted, I have had to do and then I have become so absorbed in it that I wonder how I never wanted to do it:-). I didn’t want to attend the training on Constellation's AIDS competence and today I am passionately involved in it. When I met my best friend I thought she disliked me and now…!
Similarly in the recently concluded international Knowledge Fair in Karnataka participants had to join one of the four sub-groups. I made up my…
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on August 16, 2010 at 12:15am — No Comments