Connecting local responses around the world
CARE EMPHASIS team works on issue of cross-border migration and HIV. For last few years the team in Mumbai has been working in destination for Nepali and Bangla speaking migrant community. The work includes providing information on HIV, outreach, infotainment etc. However engaging the community in HIV response was a challenge.
Here is what happened…
Scenario in April 2013
CARE invited us (India competence) in April 2013 to introduce community life competence to…Continue
India competence is a group of people and organisations in India who believe in strength-based approaches like Community life competence. We meet on skype everymonth. But in Feb 2013 we decided to facilitate conversation between communities from two States in India- Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. It was exciting for Anthony, Prabakar and me to join in with communities on Skype. We decided that let funds not stop an interaction between us and communities. Here are the minutes and after…Continue
Institute of Applied Manpower Research (IAMR), a government institute, Delhi, India invited me to facilitate a session on strength-based approach and evaluation. IAMR is conducting a three month course on Monitoring and Evaluation for international students.
Strength-based approaches believe that in every environment there are individuals,…Continue
I have an experience to share from Molvum village, Nagaland where the involvement of local leaders has increased leading to concrete action on HIV issues. The story was shared by Jacinta, I noted it and Geoff Parcell edited. Thanks to Jacinta and Geoff!
Here is the dream from India competence Skype meeting held on 19th January 2012
Participants: Anthony, Indumathi, M L Prabakar, Mukesh Bhachawat, Prabhakar Sinha, Vicky, Rituu B Nanda
Could not join due to connectivity and other issues- Bobby Ramakant,…Continue
I was in grade XII…My favourite subject was ‘Public administration and Management’. I was the teacher’s pet and wanted to excel the subject.
For me mastering the subject meant that I gave my best and stood first in the class. However, I had no rivalry with others and always compared myself with my own performance in the examination. I always topped but what happened in Class XII examination had a deep impact on me. I found that I had stood second in the class. I was…Continue
Caring presence that motivates expanding change Glocon->Tondo, Manila, Philippines, 3-7 September 2012
“I felt that the next generation may do more than we can do”--Fely…Continue
August 2011- Chiangmai, Thailand...Constellation’s Global Support team meeting is on, mid morning...with Jean Louis, Marlou, Gaston, Phil, Laurence We have faced the economic recession, are a bit low. As we discuss the coming year I spring an idea... I wish to meet all the Constellation friends face-to-face... how much energy it will give us. I almost took back my words...was it a far-fetched idea? When I saw everyone’s faces lit up...I knew we could nourish this dream. That is how…Continue
We discussed how facilitators from diffferent approaches facilitate and encourage communtiies to take action on issues of their concern and how community life competence approach can learn from others experiences and improve on it. 130 people shared in 10 different languages.
The highlight for me was when a private sector participant said- I had forgotten that I was a human being in corporate settings…Continue
Constellation with SIAAP and India Competence is organising the Global Learning Festival -20th to 24…Continue
“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
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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