Capacity development, learning, change, poverty/power/progress
I have wanted to start a blog for a while now. In many ways I am a collector, and I would like to make my collections available to others. The risk with collectors is that they tend to find more and more interesting things around which collections could grow, and then run out of space. I therefore see my blog as a way to keep focus and give room to a big passion of mine: working with people’s change towards situations that are more ideal and just. This collection will, at least for starters, cover a number of change angles:
Next to my blogs’ aim to deepen what have become four constant themes in my working life, I also see the blog as a way to stay connected to other change facilitators, or capacity development professionals if you like. Through sharing I hope to gain.
I already have a bead collection. Beads may tell something about who I am. I am fascinated by history. Not the facts and the dates, which my brain refuses to memorise, but the beautiful pieces that have managed to survive way beyond the human life span: just like the ancient beads I collected in west-Africa, some of which travelled from Asia to de Sahara desert millenia ago. Beads are the oldest form of creative expression, and they are still around today. I see my world-beads-collection an expression of cultural difference, and also as well as a way to express myself. Beads from different times and cultures can be strung together and made into something completely new that has value today. That is who I am in my work as well: muddling through people’s thoughts and histories, trying to see what they see and believe in, and help thread that together so that it adds new value to the social collective.
That's the name and content of my blog explained, so here goes the first blog post. Looking forward to this journey, and to hearing what you think.
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