A Short Visit to Uganda

I am way overdue to update this blog and share details on what happened during my trip last fall to Uganda! Since returning to Washington DC, I have been caught up in a whirlwind of end-of-year work activity, which includes some pretty big organizational gender initiatives, followed by some much needed time off to visit family for … More A Short Visit to Uganda

Story Snapshots from Sierra Leone

There are a number of brief moments that are funny or interesting experiences or stories from the trip, so I’ve collected them into another “story snapshots” post. Hope you enjoy! * Instead of “casual Fridays,” office dress codes in Freetown on Friday become “African Friday.” During the earlier part of the week, everyone in the office was dressed business … More Story Snapshots from Sierra Leone

Focus Groups in Pejewest

After completing the training with the Kailahun SNAP+ team, our next day’s activity was to conduct focus group discussions with a small sample of people who had been selected and registered to receive the upcoming cash benefits. Our objective for conducting these focus group discussions was twofold: 1) Lydia and I had trained staff in facilitation skills … More Focus Groups in Pejewest