Some notes on trainings

Trainings can be a blessing or a curse. I guess there is no need to explain why they are a blessing. On the other hand, I believe that with trainings there is a high risk of being satisfied with the activity being done rather than focusing on its eventual impact. Delivering a training doesn’t mean …

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An intention survey in Melut

As I mentioned in a previous entry about the relocation in Bor, what to do out of the PoCs was (and still is) one of the most debated issues on humanitarian policy in South Sudan. When talking about a phasing out strategy, there were security, logistical, political considerations to put in the picture. And there …

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Partecipatory mapping

One of the most exciting projects in development work I happen to read about in these last years is MapKibera. Through the use of open source data, collection of geodata and participatory processes, the project managed to, literally, put the biggest African slum on the maps, from where it had been conspicuously ignored until then …

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Relocation in Doro, Maban

I spent most of my time in South Sudan in a county called Maban, in the North Eastern edge of the country, not far from the border with Sudan. The county hosts about 100,000 refugees that started to arrive from Sudan in 2012, moving away from a conflict in Blue Nile State. That is a …

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