In January, three Locus scholarship awardees participated in a professional development certificate course co-hosted by The Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Partners in Health in Rwinkwavu, Rwanda. We asked them to share their reflections on the Design, Partnering, Management and Innovation Course here.
By Ellie Price, Locus Coalition Coordinator & Sia Nowrojee, Program Director at 3D Program for Girls & Women at The UN Foundation On February 21st, 2018, the Locus Learning Work Group set out to answer a priority question on the Research Agenda for Integrated Development: What key criteria should determine when integration is the most … Continue reading Locus recommends 7 questions to guide decisions on integration
By Ellie Price, Locus Coalition Coordinator Last month, The Hunger Project, The Movement for Community-Led Development and Locus co-hosted a panel titled “Ending Extreme Poverty is Local: community-led, integrated approaches to sustainable development” at the 56th UN Commission on Social Development in New York. Our panelists, Maurice Bloem, Executive Vice President of Church World Service, … Continue reading Holding a Space for the Hard Conversations: Reflections on UN CSocD56 Panel
The Decentralisation Policy: In 2003, the Government launched the National Decentralisation Policy, which aims at devolving specified functions and authority, with matching resources, to local authorities at a district level. Under this environment, the role of the center would be to provide policy, strategic guidelines, overall coordination, monitoring, and evaluation while implementation and supervision of … Continue reading Decentralization, Health System and Gender Issues in Zambia
Patriarchy and ‘’top-down’’ development approaches have resulted in little or no change to the poor in the bottom. Instead of focusing on what strengths, assets, and capacities the communities possess, the approach solely has been trying to address the gaps and vulnerabilities without working to utilize or build upon the strengths. As a result, … Continue reading Community-Led Development and Its Rationale