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.


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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

Theatre for democracy and peace

I originally wrote this in Dutch on the occasion of the retirement of Peter Knip - Director of VNG international who dedicated his life to democracy and peace.

We had found a great way to encourage people in Ethiopia to become active citizens at the helm of democracy. The 'theatre for social accountability' struck a cord with people,…


Posted by Lucia Nass on April 27, 2022 at 21:03

Trust drives a citizen power storm - the Global Assembly

Imagine. You are walking to the shop in your village and the local community organizer approaches you. Would you like to participate in a climate assembly with 100 people from around the world for several weeks? This happened in October 2021.

The Global Assembly is not a one-off input for the COP26, but aims to give citizens from around the world a permanent seat at the table of international decision making.…


Posted by Lucia Nass on February 14, 2022 at 19:00 — 2 Comments

One month into the Myanmar coup

Today is the first time that I am in a situation where I can give the 3-finger salute that has become familiar in the pictures coming from Myanmar. Although it is online it feels like we are connected in solidarity with the Civil Disobedience Movement (CDM).

Two days after this online meeting, some words still keep ringing in my…


Posted by Lucia Nass on March 3, 2021 at 19:00

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


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