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November 26, 2017

From Peter Senge in The Fifth Discipline (1990), we are inspired by the notion of continuous and innovative learning in organizations because we love to learn. Five dimensions are outlined as critical to learning organization practice. These essential components are:

1....

November 23, 2017

What is Democracy?

Democracy, in modern usage, is a system of government in which the citizens exercise power directly or elect representatives from among themselves to form a governing body, such as a parliament. Wikipedia states this as ‘rule by the majority’ or 'A st...

November 17, 2017

What is Theory of Change?

It is a facilitated process that assesses complex systems and identifies effective ways to create positive change.

“The description of a sequence of events that is expected to lead to a particular desired outcome”

- Rick Davies -

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A sketch or pict...

October 31, 2017

Globalization & Development

Globalization results from the removal of barriers between national economies to encourage the flow of goods, services, capital, and labor.  While the lowering or removal of tariffs and quotas (see General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs, or G...

October 10, 2017

H-HEAD-KNOWLEDGE

Asset Based Community Development or “ABCD” is a term coined by John McKnight and Jody Kretzmann of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University in Illinois, USA in their book Building communities from the inside out: A path toward findi...

September 15, 2017

Maslow's Hierachy of Needs focuses on achieving one need before you can go on to achieve the next need. You start off with the basic needs then then climb up to self-actualization.

But life doesn’t follow a straight line; it’s much messier than that (Pamela R Routledge)...

September 12, 2017

FOUNDATIONS - ADULT EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT: How Learning Happened

H = HEAD / KNOWLEDGE

During the course, there was a lot of information that was presented; the following are some of the head knowledge that caught my eye:

We all at one point or the other have...

September 9, 2017

The River of Life is a story depicting the most important times in my life. These are moments that shaped me and I would like to share this with you...

The River starts from the bottom with:

Childhood:

The river is smooth and with one color, you can see green trees, moun...

September 1, 2017

LEARNING INTENTIONS

This are learning priorities that I have set for myself at the start of the course, and these may also change as the course goes on and new ideas and priority areas come up due to my continued learning:

I. Overall Priorities:

1. Understand what is Asse...

August 31, 2017

Who I Am

I am a spirited, well-educated, spiritual, artistic woman, mother, wife and development change maker leader. I come from Kenya, where I work as a community developer on child rights and child protection in the capacity of the Regional Coordinator-Coast for the...

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