Tuesday

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  • Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 08:00
    Session 1: Time to Reflect Means Time to Connect
    Reflecting on the change that is happening in and around programs makes it possible for organisations to adapt and remain relevant to the constituencies they serve. Too often organisations are caught up in delivery and as a result do not take time to reflect on their practice and on the changing...
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2009 - 10:30
    DO YOU SPEAK YOUTH Report on the session by Laura Washington from Project Empower. Doing HIV prevention with youth is a crucial element in overall HIV prevention work. We are not having as much success as we should have with preventing new infections: statistics are not showing a significant...
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 13:30
    Session 3: Sex Worker Rights are Human Rights
    The current public debate around the decriminalisation of sex work is an important test of the South African rights framework. The debate crosses the complex territories of rights, morality, tradition, culture and sexuality. What are the current positions in the debate? How do the issues impact on...
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 13:30
    Young people are an important benefi ciary group, particularly for HIV prevention work, and lots of time and resources are allocated to this sector. While much effort has gone into youth work, the relative success of it is questionable. Are we working with youth in a way that is meaningful to them...
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 13:30
    Session 3: Policy Update - Community Health Worker Policy: Implications for Home Based Care
    The Draft Community Health Worker Policy is now a public document open for comment by civil society. Very little, if any, civil society led work is being done to make meaningful input into this policy development process. Where is the policy now? How can we engage with it? What are the issues and...
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 13:30
    Session 3: Working with the Media
    Increasingly organisations are being called upon to engage the media in order to change public perceptions, to promote their organisations and to comment on ‘burning issues’. This session will look at how we can better engage with and use the public media.
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 10:30
    Session 2: Don’t Flat Line your Baseline
    Developing program or project baselines is a fundamental part of programming yet very few organisations actually do this. Why is this so? How can we develop simple, easy to use baselines that are relevant to our organisation’s information needs? How do we use baselines to better reflect the...
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 10:30
    Session 2: Engaging with Policy
    Engaging with policy can be intimidating. Many organisations lack the technical skills to engage fully in the process of policy development. Even if they are called upon to deliver against particular policy or are affected by policy provisions, most service delivery organisations do not feel able...
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 10:30
    Session 2: Cellphones for Advocacy
    As the number of cellphone users in the country grows, we are presented with many more opportunities to do our work better. Cellphones, because of their familiarity, provide us with a new set of opportunities to get our messages out to people. This session will look at how we can use cellphones in...
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 10:30
    Faith based organisations have always been at the forefront of the development response in South Africa. They present a great opportunity to reach large numbers of people in organised settings. How do we work with the faith based sector to extend the reach of our programs? How do we overcome the...
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 08:00
    Session 1: Fitting THEM In …
    Work with ‘sexual minorities’ is often perceived as niche work that can only be done by specialist organisations. HIV prevention work is increasingly being informed by approaches that have a basis in understandings of sexuality. How are ‘mainstream’ HIV and AIDS...
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 08:00
    Session 1: Policy Update - the Children’s Act and Regulations
    The Children’s Act and Regulations have been long in the making and civil society organisations have been actively involved in shaping the Act. What are some of the debates and issues surrounding the Act? Where are we now and what opportunities are there for organisations to engage with the...

Blog posts

  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 17:50
    Many organisations are guided by welfare approach while providing their services. During the session: 'when is it welfare and when is it development'; it was interesting that there were arguments that organisations need to move from welfare approach towards development approach....
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 17:37
    The session on Welfare vs Development took the format of a Participatory Activity called Active listening, where one writes down the points that stand out during project presentations. Thereafter common thoughts are collected and grouped together. I was particularly struck by the following cards in...
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:35
    This morning (27/10/09) a group of around 25 participants debated the question of welfare and development. Using tools borrowered from Participatory Appraisal methodologies, we quickly agreed that welfare can be development, and that we need not apologise for providing short term relief, or...
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:31
    I attended a community service forum session at the Intersections Partner Conference on Monday. Nkwame Cedile facilitated the session. The main question was whether the community service forums are truly reflecting and representing what they were initially supposed to be.   Nkwame...
  • Monday, October 26, 2009 - 14:29
    We are learning about blogging and for us at JAW thinking about how we could use this for M+E and also to capture and have conversations with each other about our work. We feel like we don't always have time to connect and reflect together, so maybe blogging will help create a space where we can...

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