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…

Economic equality for all

As a young girl, I never understood why people were so concerned with gender equality. Born and raised in the save haven of the Netherlands, it seemed as if I had the same chances as bys. I never saw my gender as a burden, never had the feeling that it was hindering me from reaching…

Workshop: Impact Measurement

As a follow-up on our workshop on Theories of Change, today we had a workshop on Impact Evaluation. Most of us did have an idea of what this entails, ranging from “the work MEL (Monitoring Evaluation Learning) staff do” to “surveys and interviews” and “baseline studies and control groups”. Ruben De Winne from the Impact…