Connecting local responses around the world
Here I want to tell you a story, a story of women who were quiet and shy. What happened that they turned champions of the community? This is an example of what we call in the Constellation a 'local response'.
India competence trained the CARE EMPHASIS team in Mumbai who applied Community life competence on the issue of HIV with the migrant community for past 10 months. Care team informed us that before community life competence process, a Self help group (SHG) of women in Bangla…Continue
In development sector, we talk about going to scale. Can the NGOs do this on their own with limited funding and small staff? What if the community takes on the responsibility to share their vision, strategies and actions on issues they have taken action? What would happen? Here is an example from Mumbai area in India where the Constellation team, India competence, facilitated community life competence a strength-based approach with migrant communities on the issue of HIV. Some interesting…Continue
I was fortunate to attend a session by Chris Collison, Knowledge Management specialist on learning. He was one of the speakers at Africa Evaluation Association Conference held recently in Yaounde, Cameroon. Here are some of the points Chris shared:
Individual learning happens naturally. When we move from individual learning to group of people learning collectively there is a big leak. Learning does not spread naturally from person to person. Moreover, learning decays over time when…Continue