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The GRID Network: A Community of Practice for Disability Inclusive Development

COCKBURN, Lynn
MBIBEH, Louis
AWA, Jacques Chirac
2019

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The GRID Network is a community of practice project for African rehabilitation and inclusive development professionals. An overview of the evaluation of the GRID Network and the impact of the network on its members is presented.

 

Disability, CBR & Inclusive Development, [S.l.], v. 30, n. 2, p. 84-94,  (2019)

 

https://doi.org/10.5463/dcid.v30i2.838

 

Facilitating inclusion in disaster preparedness: A practical guide for CBOs

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF RURAL RECONSTRUCTION (IIRR)
Give2Asia
November 2018

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This guidebook was produced to build the capacity of Communities of Practice members on inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR). IIRR and Give2Asia hope that this guidebook will help CBOs in Asia make their disaster preparedness programs more inclusive and sensitive to the needs of vulnerable groups in communities.

There are 3 parts: 

Part 1: Principles and practice of inclusion in DRRM and disaster preparedness 

Part 2: Dimensions of Inclusive Disaster Preparedness

Part 3: Practical tools and strategies in inclusive disaster preparedness - including: Hazard vulnerability and capacity assessment; Early warning system and Emergency preparedness

 

This guidebook aims to:

1. Enable partner CBOs to delve into strategic planning, approaches and tools on Inclusive DRR;

2. Provide alternative learning avenues for sectors to shift paradigm: from looking at excluded groups as “the recipient, or an object” into a more equitable gender-fair and humane categorization, such as intervenors or pro-actors;

3. Provide samples of standard platforms and protocols on inclusive disaster risk assessment, structural framework, gender-mainstreaming and paralegal support systems

4. Develop a community of learning (COL) in sharing inclusion on rights, advocacy, livelihoods, and entitlements

Straight from the source : perspectives from the African free and open source software movement

BRIDGES.ORG
TACTICAL TECHNOLOGY COLLECTIVE
May 2004

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This essay is drawn from the proceedings of AfricaSource, a workshop that brought together free and open source software (FOSS) developers from across Africa. Participants shared technical skills and experiences, discussed key challenges in realising FOSS projects, and developed concrete strategies for strengthening the nascent community of FOSS technologists working in African contexts. The workshop offered a mixture of structured discussions and hands-on work with an emphasis on practical and intense knowledge exchange. This essay carefully and sensitively summarises the views of the AfricaSource participants on the obstacles facing the FOSS community in Africa. A dialogue on the topic may help to catalyse changes that will reduce or eliminate barriers to free and open source software development in Africa

The 10/90 report on health research 2003-2004

GLOBAL FORUM FOR HEALTH RESEARCH
2004

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This report, the fourth since Global Forum for Health Research formed in 1998, covers progress in helping correct the 10/90 gap (that only ten per cent of health research funds are spent on 90 per cent of the world's problems) over the past two years. It focusses on health and health research as sound economic investments; priority setting in health research; progress in measuring the 10/90 gap; research capacity strengthening; information networks in health research; gender; the MDGs and health research; and networks in the priority research areas

The 10/90 report on health research 2003-2004

GLOBAL FORUM FOR HEALTH RESEARCH
2004

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This site contains up-to-date information on progress in helping correct the 10/90 gap in health research. It includes reports from 1999, 2000, 2001/2002 and 2003/2004. The most recent, the fourth since Global Forum for Health Research formed in 1998, covers progress in helping correct the 10/90 gap (that only ten per cent of health research funds are spent on 90 per cent of the world's problems) over the past two years. It focusses on health and health research as sound economic investments; priority setting in health research; progress in measuring the 10/90 gap; research capacity strengthening; information networks in health research; gender; the MDGs and health research; and networks in the priority research areas

Using knowledge management to make health systems work

BAILEY, Christopher
December 2003

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The discipline of knowledge management aims to bridge the gap between information availability and its communication in areas where the it is needed most. This editorial looks at two programmes that demonstrate how knowledge management can work

Knowledge and learning in online networks in development : a social capital perspective

CUMMINGS, Sarah
HEEKS, Richard
HUYSMAN, Marleen
2003

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This paper examines the role of electronic networks in facilitating knowledge development and social learning in development, using the concept of social capital. This concept was developed to describe the functioning of groups and societies, and has been applied to online networks outside development. This paper examines three non-development approaches for examining social capital in online networks and communities. It uses elements of these approaches as a basis for a framework tailored to the analysis of online networks in a development context

Knowledge management

MILTON, Nick
Ed
2002

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This useful brief sets out the basics of knowledge management clearly and concisely. It describes the benefits of managing knowledge in an organisation, and presents two approaches: connecting people and organisations (networking) and collecting (capturing and documenting experiences using methods such as after action reviews). The issue of organisational culture is touched on, and ways that 'traditional' and electronic information technology might help knowledge management are proposed. The last page lists 'top tips' and some ideas for getting started on knowledge management

Facilitating a community of practice

BELLANET
TRG
Eds
2002

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Training guide on how to facilitate an online discussion. Guidance on facilitation, moderating a discussion, writing e-mail messages, encouraging participation and setting up a Yahoo group

CBM Australia self-help group enquiry

CBM AUSTRALIA

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This guidance considers how self help groups are supported and the factors that are needed to ensure that they are functional, inclusive and sustainable.

This was a small-scale enquiry that involved looking at case studies from six partners that employ self-help group development for a range of purposes and in a range of geographical locations. A questionnaire was used by project officers with each of the six selected projects, and the resulting information was analysed by a group from CBMA’s International Programs department, with key areas of learning identified from this discussion. Findings are not comprehensive or conclusive and there is not one model for success. Instead the aim is to draw some useful tips from partners’ experiences.

Building online communities

MORROW, Katherine
Ed

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Whether the goal is an online meeting or the creation of a global network, the resources listed here aim to help groups: choose the appropriate collaboration tools, develop facilitation techniques, and plan a strategy for successfully working together online

Special topics : networks [MandE News]

DAVIES, Rick
Ed

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This section of the MandENews website brings together information and discussion of the evaluation of networks, and how a network perspective can inform the design and evaluation of development programmes. It includes an events listing, sections on the evaluation of networks, social network analysis, and network analysis in development projects, specialist websites and blogs, journals, editorial comments, and an introduction to network models of development projects

Google groups

GOOGLE

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Google is a powerful Internet search engine that also allows users to search, using keywords, for messages posted in newsgroups and discussion forums on the Internet. When searching for topics in newsgroups, the advanced search facility allows users to select options such as dates or newsgroups. Under a general search using keywords such as 'community-based rehabilitation' users can access all messages posted on that topic, any 'thread' (replies or messages on a similar theme), details of which discussion group the message originated from and links to relevant websites

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