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Jane Carter, January 2017 0

Focusing on the most vulnerable in Madagascar

Madagascar is a country of rich biodiversity and stunning natural beauty, but also of deeply entrenched poverty, especially in remote rural areas where basic services are often poorly accessible. Indeed, in some of the areas in which we work, such as those covered under the Münsingen programme, nearly everyone can be classified as poor. Using

Jane Carter, November 2016 1

Training young women and men for employment: cross-country learning

One of the participants at the leadership skills workshop mentioned in my last blog was Inês Domingos, our Gender and Social Equity Focal Person in Mozambique. Rather than return home immediately, she continued to Nepal for a study tour of our vocational training projects. This opportunity was timely, as next year Inês will become the

Zenebe Uraguchi, September 2016 0

What does it take to build ‘good’ partnerships? A question you should ask before implementing a project

Rakesh Munankami & Zenebe Uraguchi It won’t be an exaggeration, at least from the writers’ experience of implementing projects in multiple countries, to say that a ‘damn successful project’ requires good partners. A good partner is one that is capable and reliable with whom a project enters into specific agreements. Making the wrong choice can

Jane Carter, May 2016 0

Leaving no-one behind in Madagascar

Previous blogs have described how each of our Country Programmes has developed a definition of what it means to be disadvantaged in their country context. That is, who is it who is generally left behind in development initiatives, and why? Some of our staff have found this easier to relate to their particular tasks and

Jane Carter, February 2016 0

Girls’ initiation rites in Mozambique: opposing views

This week I have been reading through documents from an EU-funded project supporting women’s empowerment in Northern Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province – an area that I visited back in May 2014. The project, Ocupali, is at the end of its three year phase, so it is time to draw out lessons learned. The most obvious