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 […]

December 2015

Creating training programs with impact

By |December 21st, 2015|

OK, time for a bit of honesty… How many times have you sat through a training program where you were bored out of your mind? You were pleased to be out of the office for a day. You knew the topic was important for your work and wanted to learn about it. But you just […]

Worldview, epistemology and community-sensitive development

By |December 16th, 2015|

Back in 2011, together with a team of talented researchers in the department of Community Development at the National University of Timor-Leste, I worked on a research project investigating peoples’ perspectives of how development was implemented in their local community. Our group of community development lecturers and senior students conducted fieldwork in five different aldeia (subvillage, […]