Programme Design/Best Practice


  • Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 08:00
    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...
  • Friday, January 22, 2010 - 10:46
    Personal Comments and Reflections It was very refreshing to be part of a process that worked with breadth and vision around the complexity and multiplicity of civil society in South Africa. In an era when deliverables and impact are in danger of seducing us into thinking that we can prove our...
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 10:30
    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...
  • Monday, October 26, 2009 - 13:30
    Managing change takes skill, patience and courage. How do we create organisations that are able to deal more effectively with change? What could an alternative civil society leadership model look like?
  • Monday, October 26, 2009 - 10:30
    Participatory methods and approaches are often lauded as the ‘gold standard’ of development work. But is this approach properly applied? Or is it used only to give validity to already designed processes and programmes? What is good participatory practice? What are some of the pitfalls...

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  • An interesting discussion we had around participation as a key ingriedient for good development, was that while we all see the significance of it to ensure sustainability of the intervention, we all find it difficult. It is time and resource intensive and to add to the load, we are often bound by...
    Monday, October 26, 2009 - 16:53


  • 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 - 17:50


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