Beads - Passion for Facilitation

Capacity development, learning, change, poverty/power/progress

Blog about learning/change, facilitation, systems: small groups and large scale processes, and poverty/power/progress.



I believe in peoples' ability to change. Although people can only change themselves, they can be supported to do it.

See my first blog for more details.

Blog Posts

Empowerment and Accountability in ‘Difficult Settings’ - message 2

This blogpost is the second inspired by John Gaventa’s 8 messages from: Rethinking Empowerment and Accountability in ‘Difficult Settings’ If you missed the first, you can find it…


Posted by Lucia Nass on May 4, 2020 at 16:20

Empowerment and Accountability in ‘Difficult Settings’ - message 1

This blogpost is inspired by John Gaventa  | EADI/ISS Blog Series

Over the last three decades, I have designed and implemented interventions focusing on ‘empowerment and accountability’, that aimed to contribute to a range of outcomes like good governance, equality…


Posted by Lucia Nass on March 3, 2020 at 7:41

Gender-Responsive Budgeting in Ethiopia’s Country-wide Social Accountability Program

This academic paper which I wrote together with Ellen Pieterse PhD and Tadelech Debele, provides a unique insight into how we developed gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) as a Social Accountability (SA) tool for citizens at the at the lowest tier of government in…


Posted by Lucia Nass on July 19, 2018 at 11:00

Community serving the people in Pharping - Nepal

What is inspiring or unique about the place?

It all started over 50 years ago with a teacher who volunteered his services to the community for 25 years. He is over 90 years old now. His son, who they lovingly refer to as "Guru" (right in the picture), has followed in his footsteps, gradually building a team of likeminded people in the community. They run an amazing nursery, school and college, and many lifelong learning programs - for instance, when we…


Posted by Lucia Nass on June 5, 2018 at 6:00


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