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

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

Social Accountability Practice Reflection

This text was developed as "project" example for the "transforming capitalism lab" of the Presencing Institute at MIT.

What is the main vision behind your work?

My work is "capacity development" of…


Posted by Lucia Nass on May 30, 2018 at 5:30

towards peaceful societies

Based on an interview with a local governance advisor in Kathmandu, Nepal

What was most interesting about what I heard in this interview?

We have peace in nepal now, and a new constitution that has the most far reaching form of local autonomy and respect for diversity in Asia. Now how do we redefine 'peace'? He always gets bogged down into these kind of discussions. Wants to come together with other professonals to volontarily contribute experience…


Posted by Lucia Nass on May 21, 2018 at 16:00


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