Capacity development, learning, change, 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.
Whenever I meet social accountability practitioners abroad, they wonder: Social Accountability in Ethiopia, with civil society involvement, really? We all have these boxes in our head – Ethiopia, restrictive NGO environment, one party system, top-down political economy, etc… So many “challenges” can be…Continue
Posted by Lucia Nass on March 7, 2017 at 13:00
Government policies and basic services have the potential to create opportunities for large numbers of people to work themselves out of poverty. Local governments and frontline service providers are ideally placed to enable the inclusion, so that policies and services reach their potential. Here are…Continue
Posted by Lucia Nass on September 8, 2016 at 10:00
We took a bit of a risk at the National Conference Ethiopia Social Accountability Program phase 2 (ESAP2) by starting with the Theatre for Social Accountability. Yet as soon as the coughing began that brings the audience into the imaginary health centre I knew the theatre would work well to introduce the audience to…Continue
Posted by Lucia Nass on April 16, 2016 at 16:00
The ESAP2 Management Agency and the CSOs have “worked with the system”, so that Social Accountability would trigger interest and action among various stakeholders. As a Social Accountability Expert with the ESAP2 MA, I highlighted the key interventions that have developed capacity and generated systems…Continue
Posted by Lucia Nass on April 2, 2016 at 15:00