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Retail Rocks

We seem to have come at it from the wrong end of things: if it’s broken, throw money at it. My nephew made an amusing and accurate observation while we examined the purpose of three waist-high rock laid on the corner of access to a parking lot. 126 more words

My View

Social Forestry, Again

Celeste Lacuna-Richman, Environmental Policy Lecturer at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF), discusses the importance of designing forestry programs that take into account the realities faced by communities on-the-ground. 671 more words


Business skills training for women - reflections on another workshop

We held the Introductory Business Skills for Women’s Groups workshop yesterday! We had 17 women from four women’s groups in two villages. It was great to see this level of turn out, and I really enjoyed working with the women – it felt very meaningful, particularly as most women here mainly stay in their households, do not have formal employment and are generally quite marginalized. 745 more words

Global Perspectives

Workshop report: participatory engagement with community leaders

A few weeks after my last blog entry about the challenges of getting the participation of community members here in Belize, I now have progress to report. 526 more words

What Works (or Doesn't)

Should locals be involved in social and economic monitoring?

I am in Belize for 7 weeks where my masters project objective is to help a local NGO design a practical and locally-relevant system for monitoring the social and economic impacts of their work. 227 more words

Practical Challenges