News

March 2013 Billboard in Lima conjures drinkable water 'out of thin air'
A novel source of clean and safe drinking water!
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March 2013 The TRIALOG Partnership Fair 2013
TRIALOG held a Partnership Fair in Vienna, Austria in March, at which I made a presentation on 'How to write a successful project proposal' and also facilitated several partner groups.
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February 2013 Another Big Lottery success!
The International Tree Foundation were successful in being awarded a grant by the Big Lottery Fund for their 'Trees 4 Livelihoods' project in Mali. In July and August 2012 I supported their application to BLF.
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January 2013 Project development course at the Nagaloka Institute, Nagpur, India
In early January I gave a 4-day course on 'Project Planning based on a Logical Framework Approach' at the Nagaloka Training Institute, Nagpur, to two organisations working with Dalit rights.
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December 2012 - January 2013 Projects in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, visited 10 years on
I have re-visited all the projects I was involved with in Auroville and the surrounding villages several times over the years, but during this visit I wanted to reflect on their long-term sustainability.
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December 2012 Projects in Karnataka, south India, re-visited 20 - 25 yrs on!
Re-visiting projects many years after completion can be an interesting way of assessing long-term change, which raises many questions about what is sustainability and what speaks to continuing dependency...
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September 2012 Czech Republic Development Cooperation, FoRS
A further training course on 'Planning projects and developing EC proposals' this time for FoRS, Prague.
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August 2012 Newly uploaded logical framework and related resources
I have just added a few new resources to the Logical frameworks web resources page
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August 2012 Good news for Able Child Africa!
Good news: Able Child Africa awarded a DFID GPAF Innovation grant!
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July 2012 People in Need, Prague
A training course for People in Need (PIN), Czech Republic's foremost INGO
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June 2012 Report by UN Rapporteur on Disability
'Report of the Special Rapporteur on disability of the Commission for Social Development on monitoring of the implementation of the Standard Rules on the Equalization of Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities'
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June 2012 A solar serpent?
Turn the freeways into urban powerplants! With solar-technology and a narrative design, the freeways re-emerge as contemporary structures.
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May 2012 Fairsail chocolate!
Calling all Fair Trade chocoholics! Fairtrade chocolate transported by sail is now also carbon neutral...
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May 2012 New page on biogas just added
The new page raises the question: is biogas the answer for poor families in developing countries?
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May 2012 Updates and additions to environment and appropriate technology resources
Additonal information has been added on Auroville's Decentralised Wastewater Treatment Systems (DEWATS), Ferrocement roof channels and the Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest (TDEF)
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April 2012 Big Lottery success!
Act4Africa's project in Kasese, Uganda, is one of only 6 funded in the recent Big Lottery Fund international round! Last September I supported Act4Africa in their bid...
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March 2012 Cyclone Thane, the aftermath...
On 30th December 2011, cyclone Thane hit the Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry with wind speeds of up to 83 mph (135 kmph), destroying many trees and damaging habitation and infrastructure. There are valuable lessons that can be learned about future environmental regeneration interventions from analysis of the types of trees lost.
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March 2012 The amazing solar bottle light!
Here’s what caught my eye last week - solar bottle lighting - a brilliant idea from the Philippines…
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