Participation, yes! But of whom and in what?

Good news: the main purpose of my time here in Western Province seems to be coming together. I am now working with each of the two communities that participated in the research to develop a plan. We are now seeing small steps forward and promising windows of success. With the commonalities of the two groups, … Continue reading Participation, yes! But of whom and in what?

Beyond Supervision

For most of the last five years, I have been doing my work with the oversight of a committee of four advisors with significant experience and wisdom. This guidance was useful in the many instances where I faced complex situations for the first time. PhD programs are designed with advisory committees for this exact reason: … Continue reading Beyond Supervision

The Return

Prior this week, I was last in Bulozi in early 2015. Most of the intervening two years were spent working on drafts of my PhD dissertation in a windowless office in Toronto; a task that was lonely and abstract until it was finally submitted and defended. Returning to Zambia has re-energized my interest in my … Continue reading The Return