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Global and Local Community Conversation (Glocon): Ukraine

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…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on June 30, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Our HIGH moment during Constellation's Learning event

[ 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…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on June 25, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments

Designing LGBTI Sensitive DRR & Relief Programmes

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…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on June 3, 2012 at 6:34pm — 1 Comment

Glocon: Kenya, Rwanda, and Zimbabwe

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…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on April 28, 2012 at 8:58am — No Comments

What makes SALT home visits effective?

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…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on April 24, 2012 at 11:30pm — 15 Comments

Our stories (blogs): how and what to post

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.…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on April 22, 2012 at 12:30am — 2 Comments

Headmen lead in community change through AIDS competence process

(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.…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on April 18, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments

Global and local community conversation (GLoCon) Update 2

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…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on April 1, 2012 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Ian Campbell: Reflections from first phase of GloCon

( 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!)…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on March 23, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Preparatory Day- Learning Event in Ektarinaburg

A meeting of Facilitators: Natasha, Elena, Sveta, Sveta, Galina, , MariJo, Rituu and translators- Valerie, Masha and Sergey

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on March 11, 2012 at 11:09pm — 2 Comments

Global & local community conversation (GLoCon Update-India and Bangladesh)

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…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on March 7, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

After Action Review on SALT visits

[ 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…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on March 5, 2012 at 11:08pm — 1 Comment

Care leads to change

[ 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…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on March 4, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Asset Mapping For The Long Haul: A Strategy For Occupy Movements

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…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on December 23, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

NST India Competence: Community Action Day

[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…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on October 24, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Community life competence process in Russia

Background

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,…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on October 5, 2011 at 1:00am — 5 Comments

The human touch in a care home

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…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on September 26, 2011 at 4:30pm — 10 Comments

Best of luck…Murgesh

[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…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on May 10, 2011 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Hope for female injecting drug users and female sex partners of male injecting drug users

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.…

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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on April 13, 2011 at 10:20am — No Comments

Husband and wife re-unite

(This is a story of husband and wife from a village called Bungsand in Nagaland, Northeast India. Uncle Huolai who is a facilitator of Community life Competence Process (CLCP) wrote this story and sent it to me for posting on this network. I am very happy that I can bring in stories from the field. We are very proud of Uncle Houlai or Uncle ACP as he likes to be called.)…



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Added by Rituu B. Nanda on April 7, 2011 at 2:48pm — 3 Comments

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