Hi everyone! I am writing to let you know that I have now created a photo album from my recent field visit to Sierra Leone. It is available on Flickr. Please click on the photo below, which will take you to the Flickr album. Please note: the album link below will take you to the public album. You … More Sierra Leone Trip Photos are Available
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
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
Our second week in Sierra Leone was taken up by a trip out to one of the three districts where the SNAP+ program is operating. The SNAP program and its emergency cash distribution add-on SNAP+ are being implemented in three areas: Kailahun, Tonkolili, and Bombali. Because of the geographic spread and the size of the … More Training in Kailahun
If you know me, then you know I love animals, and seeing the wildlife in a new country is something I enjoy. It is a special opportunity to see wildlife in their local environments instead of a zoo. Sierra Leone is home to many native species, including crocodiles, giant and pygmy hippopotami, elephants, waterbucks, pangolin, and the … More Lizards, Birds, and Chimpanzees, Oh My!