San Isidro; diversity and organisation

San Isidro; diversity and organisation

Carolina and Steve were invited to meet with people of San Isidro, a community in the Cauca Valley, Colombia. The purpose was to understand their achievements and priorities. In this way, we would also gain an appreciation of their work with Ecofuturo, who facilitated...
The complex mosaic of health promotion

The complex mosaic of health promotion

World Tobacco Day Tobacco smoking is a major contributor to cancers and respiratory diseases, but also has an impact on cardiovascular health of people worldwide. It is a key risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke and peripheral vascular...
The problem of changing theories of change

The problem of changing theories of change

The theory of change method of planning has rapidly grown in significance for organisations working in social and economic development. Wherever I work these days, someone is developing a theory of change and I often get involved in the process. It’s good because the...
The forest and the trees in facilitation

The forest and the trees in facilitation

The term facilitation refers to methods and processes that enable people to collaborate on a given subject, especially where there might be complexity, different perspectives on a topic or even disputes and conflict. I was recently invited to prepare a detailed tender...