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March 2019

Community Organizing in Syria

By |March 22nd, 2019|

What’s it like doing community work in a war zone?
What are the pitfalls of classic aid delivery? How can we work in partnership with community members affected by war? How can we find hope in the most difficult of circumstances? Join us as we […]

February 2019

Podcast Episode 02: Anthropological Perspective of East Timor (Timor-Leste) 1965-2018

By |February 19th, 2019|

How has anthropology changed over the years? Join us as we talk to husband and wife team David and Maxine Hicks who visited what was then Portuguese Timor during the mid-1960s when David was doing fieldwork for his PhD in Anthropology. David and Maxine have been witness to Timor’s turbulent past, including Timor’s […]

January 2019

Podcast Episode 01: Herstory – Experiences of Women Working in Solomon Islands Prisons

By |January 10th, 2019|

Join us in this podcast as we speak with Dr. Anouk Ride about her book and film ‘Herstory’ where she and a colleague explore what it’s like for women to work in Solomon Islands prisons.

Find out more about Dr. Anouk’s work at anoukride.com

February 2018

Sustainability

By |February 11th, 2018|

‘Sustainability’ is a fraught term in our field of work. In the development sector we say we’re working towards it, it is scattered throughout project proposals, funding agreements and logframes. But it’s a brave soul who will truly promise that his or her work will result in […]

January 2018

Working With Communities E-Course

By |January 29th, 2018|

Our popular Working With Communities e-course is now open for enrolment! The Working With Communities eCourse is a ten-week online program, designed to help development professionals improve their ability to work effectively and sustainably at the community level.

This course is specifically designed for practical use, going beyond theory to teach you techniques and […]

September 2017

Why What You’re Doing is Probably Not Behaviour Change…

By |September 25th, 2017|

Behaviour change is a popular topic in international aid and development, and is a topic that gets the geek in me endlessly fascinated. Behaviour change work (done well) encompasses so many aspects of our work: institutional theory, communications, community engagement, systems theory, governance, and so much more. For those of us working to change particular […]

July 2017

The art of Listening Before Telling: Wendy Quarry and Ricardo Ramirez on Communication for Development

By |July 25th, 2017|

“Like many of you, we have the experience of reading glowing reports about projects that did not reflect the reality as we knew it. Who did they think they were kidding?”

Communication for Another Development: Listening Before Telling

When it comes to communications in the aid and development […]

October 2016

Community Engagement course in Dili (Tetun)

By |October 31st, 2016|

The Bridging Peoples 3-Day Community Engagement Course (Tetun) takes participants through the basics of community engagement, drawing on best practice principles as well as practical experience from around the world on what it takes to engage effectively with communities.

In this three-day course, participants will be taught practical strategies that will improve their work with communities […]