Locating the power of what?

August 13, 2008

Andrew Chetley from Healthlink talks about puzzled reactions and new understandings of the conference title ‘Locating the Power of the In-between’.

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Intermediaries evaluating together

August 13, 2008

Anna Downie (IDS, UK) and Maria McMillan (Dev-Zone, New Zealand) talk about how intermediaries are playing unique often isolated roles and need to compare themselves with others. They talk about how intermediaries could collaborate on evaluation in the future.

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Keeping connections

August 13, 2008

Sonja Tiscenko from REPOA tells us how this conference has been a great opportunity to get people in similar fields together and how we should commit to give feedback to each other and do some big picture thinking.

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Policy to policy implementation

August 13, 2008

Jennifer Liguton from the Philippine Institute of Development Studies (PIDS) talks about how intermediaries face a difficult challenge in bridging research and policy but maybe need to look beyond their role and how they can influence policy implementation.

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Intermediary influence

July 24, 2008

Joseph Banda from ZAMBART talks about the one thing that he’ll be taking away with him from the Power of In-between Conference. He shares a story from the conference about how an intermediary has had influence on anti-retro viral drugs in Zambia.

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Reflections on Between Ourselves Workshop

July 22, 2008

By Shamprasad M. Pujar, Deputy Librarian, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India

The workshop served as a unique platform for sharing, learning and collaboration amongst the intermediaries, from different parts of the world. It broadened the span of group and fostered understanding as regards to each other’s compass of professional activities. The group with its diversity of varied ambient work spheres of the members offered rich opportunities to participants for learning and collaboration.

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Some jet-lagged, somewhat disconnected but appreciative impressions

July 22, 2008

Thoughts on the Power of Inbetween conference and Between Ourselves IK Mediaries workshop
Maria McMillan, Development Resource Centre, Aotearoa* New Zealand

I work at the Development Resource Centre in Aotearoa New Zealand. We’re a resource centre that works to create a just world through informing and educating New Zealanders on aid, development and global issues. While part of our work is focused on working with teachers, youth workers, young people and the general public, my programme also works on getting good quality, research based and accessible information to development practitioners and policy-makers.

There’s no other organisation in Aotearoa that is particularly dedicated to intermediary work (as I’ve now learnt to call it) so I was delighted to travel to Centurian, South Africa and meet with other organisations from all over the globe that have a similar mandate. The events were an uncannily perfect fit with what we do. While I enjoyed and appreciated the diversity of the attendants I was also pleasantly surprised by the similarity of the work many of us do, and the lessons that could be learnt from sharing and discussion.

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