Posts Tagged ‘HIV’

June 16th, 2015 - 7:21 am § in #IntlDevComms

“I will not keep quiet as before…”

Innovative solutions to social challenges are often born in the most unlikely places.[...]

February 3rd, 2013 - 3:00 pm § in Guest Bloggers

Game on: It’s time to stop looking at development issues as a matter of emergency

"There are better approaches that can be employed to make sure that our development approach is participatory and strategic. But if we continue to force on communities ideologies born out of top-down approaches, we are not going to see the impact and change we desire." A guest post by Clement N. Dla[...]

December 17th, 2012 - 8:41 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Why are the flags at half-mast?

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'” ~Fred Rogers[...]

August 1st, 2012 - 8:55 am § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Want me to listen? Tell me a story.

What if the key building blocks of "story" were better understood, experienced, and then related to our day-to-day work in international aid?[...]

July 28th, 2012 - 8:46 am § in Good Practice

“Emotional and social well-being is not an afterthought”

Learn about what I and the team from REPSSI (The Regional Psychosocial Initiative, based in Joburg) has been up to this week in Washington D.C. at the XIX International AIDS Conference. [...]

July 5th, 2012 - 10:14 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Bottlenecks and Dripfeeds: How much has changed?

Is a lack of humility on the part of the international aid community the real obstacle to creating more well-resourced funding mechanisms that reach grassroots organizations? [...]

April 8th, 2012 - 10:05 am § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

“With the available resources we had…”

James Oonyu, the Founder and Director of Liregu Christian Grace Ministries, a faith-based community development organization based in Lira, Uganda, explains the capacity challenges his organization faces, as well as the very real challenges he faces in working with aid funders.[...]

February 7th, 2012 - 4:01 pm § in Guest Bloggers

Don’t change the message. Change the messenger.

Weh Yeoh of argues that everything that we do in development is about selling a message. But how do we convince people when a message goes against the grain of what they already believe?[...]