Tag Archives: Support

CBO Challenge: Good Will and Effort

Money is always an issue… regardless of the scale of an NGO, money is one of the sore point (well, the same goes for everything we do…). So whether we are talking of a big-recognised-international NGO, a small-new-local NGO/CBO, or anything in between, access to funding is a necessity. But not for everything… one of… Read More »

Why do we need to be on the ground? Part 3 – Communication lines

One of the issue that we have when not being in the field is how to communicate. Access to communication is not a given everywhere, for everyone… If we are not in the country, then we are talking about international communication. Whether we sit in Europe or in the neighbouring country in Africa. So despite… Read More »

Word of the day

I have found those words from Benjamin Franklin (based on Confucius) that reflect so well what we believe in and what we have experienced, in any country we have travelled, worked and/or lived. “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” In a way, they summarise our vision… Read More »

CBOs: what is their place in the project?

Last year, I was reading an article based on a research regarding CBOs in Zimbabwe. This article, albeit from 2011, very well phrase the importance of CBOs on the ground and some of the issues faced by communities and those CBOs trying to implement solutions. One article leads to another one, then to another one… Read More »

Why do we need to be on the ground? Part 1 – General

There are many reasons to be on the ground, and we will try to cover a few in details over the next editions, based on our belief, general experience and recent experience on the ground. To name but a few, we can have general headlines covering different areas for which we believe it is important… Read More »

Little help along the way

At the back of Maya, I have written some words to explain why she is called Maya. I had mentioned a long time ago on the blog that this poster was the most popular picture taken of Maya. I really like this poster. And many people have seen it as an inspiring or motivating talk. While… Read More »