Visual Note-Taking

This week we had a workshop on Visual Note-Taking (VNT) with Nynke Kuperus from the Impact Measurement and Knowledge Team. The core idea of VNT is to instead of taking dreadful and timeconsuming notes you instead visualize your notes with drawings and symbols. By doing so, it is believed that you process the content better by…

Mid-term event

For more than two months we have now been interns at Oxfam Novib. All of us are doing very different things, working on very different themes. The teams we work in may know  what we are working on to some extent – this also differs per intern – but there are many more people working in the…

A special day for Giro 555

When an exceptional disaster occurs, eleven cooperating aid organizations work together as Giro 555. Giro 555 is a part of the Emergency Appeals Alliance (EAA), which is a global partnership in which organizations from 10 different countries are connected and by which they are able to share knowledge and resources for overseas emergencies. On the…

THE CASE FOR SIMPLICITY AND NOT SAYING EVERYTHING

There have been a plethora of books and blogs about simplifying recently. Simplify your life, your routine; your kitchen and every other area of your life. There is something to be said about our attraction to these types of blog posts which promises “20 hacks” to make mornings faster. Our lives are packed with meetings…