The change alliance


I just return from the launch event for the Change Alliance – a new initiative that aims at promoting multi-stakeholder processes (MSPs) that stand for a positive social change (towards more empowerment, justice, equity and the alleviation of poverty among others). Beyond this happy fluffy focus is an eclectic but converging collective of institutions and […]

Communicating inside to learn outside?


In justifying a proposal we submitted to a donor supporting learning at IRC, I came to revisit my ideas of internal communication and its link with the learning activities that we carry out or promote as an organisation. In the proposal we submitted, we focus on three levels: internal communication capacities and channels, experiences and […]

A frame to work with learning alliances?


In the week of 20-24 April, IRC will be organising an internal workshop (including a few external participants) on the learning alliance approach. The aim of the workshop is to develop a framework to set up and facilitate a learning alliance process, looking at practical tools and taking into account all the lessons that IRC […]

Connecting the nodes: how a resource centre can make itself essential


From the work we are carrying out in various countries and regions, it seems increasingly clear that the combination of learning alliances and resource centres is powerful. Learning alliances are great to dive into a specific topic and invite various types of stakeholders to cover it from various angles, so as to embed it in […]

Process documentation – Sandbox to influence donors?


I am currently involved in some process documentation work for this project in Ethiopia, RiPPLE (www.rippleethiopia.org) and back in my organisation there is a lot of discussion as to what process documentation is or is not. In order to underestand what it is, let’s rewind here a bit: the term process documentation refers to a […]