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 […]

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, […]