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.
My friend Naa-Aku Acquaye-Baddoo told me about an exercise she did a while ago to help teams in SNV Asia think about role clarity and teamwork. Participants literally "walk" the relationships they have with others around a specific issue or topic, and carry a colored threat to visualise their walk. What emerges on the floor…Continue
Posted by Lucia Nass on January 18, 2013 at 10:03
When I lived there until five years ago, I was involved with an INGO that worked with small grants and mentoring for community based organizations. Other INGOs were inspired by the work that proved possible ‘under the…Continue
Posted by Lucia Nass on December 10, 2012 at 19:00
For international women's day, I wrote a blog about women in Vietnam. "Vietnamese women deserve to be treated special at least one day of the year, as the men seem to do very very little in the home. Listening to newly wedded Vietnamese women, that is not really changing yet either. And I'm speaking to…Continue
Posted by Lucia Nass on November 4, 2012 at 15:30
Nev Ward, a project manager in the UK was sharing some suggestions on linked-in for a manual I am developing on project management. He referred to the five stages of a project (Geoff Reiss, “Project Management Demystified”, Third Edition, p204). It had me laughing out loud:
1. initial enthusiasm
2. onset of reality
Posted by Lucia Nass on September 14, 2012 at 15:00