This is the second post of three that answers questions from a colleague working to provide services for persons with disabilities. This post answers the question, “What are the objectives of this research?” This is a question that can be answered in various ways. One way to answer is to state, “The objective of this … Continue reading Objectives of this research
A few days ago, I received an important question from a colleague: "Who do you work for?" I first began this blog at a time when I was not working for anyone. At that time, I had no job and was traveling to Zambia using only my own money. But that period was an exception. … Continue reading Affiliations & Funding
When looking to support leadership among persons with disabilities, where do you begin? This is a question that might seem to be both practical and philosophical. Good. It is meant to be. And to be clear, when I talk about beginning, I am referring to the place where one begins their thought process. This question … Continue reading Challenging Decisions about the Ways to Support Disability Leadership
In August 2018, Krysta Wark of the Global Physio Podcast interviewed me. After the podcast I felt terrible, as if I had just burped 10 000 empty words onto a recording that could then be accessed by everyone, everywhere. My initial reaction was to draft a blog post about the experience. That post was effective … Continue reading I gave a garbled interview – which I am now using as a resource to identify and clarify some important messages
This post was written by Patra Likonge Kapolesa. She is profiled here. Lessons learned in my experience of working as a research assistant (RA) in the community I have worked as an RA in two research projects with persons with disabilities living in villages in Western Province, Zambia. I would like to share with you … Continue reading Lessons learned in my experience of working as a research assistant (RA) in the community
A master administrator and organizer Patra is the second member of our team to be profiled on this blog (see here for the profile of Akufuna). These profiles provide at least a brief glimpse behind the scenes to show readers at least a little bit about the people who guide my understanding of Western Province, maintain … Continue reading Meet Patra!
This blog post contains research results. The results are not final; these still need to be further developed. Nonetheless, they give an idea about what some of our research participants have been telling us. If you would prefer to see a pdf version of this report, click here. The rest of this blog post is … Continue reading A Provisional Report: Perspectives on Disability Policymaking in Zambia
This post is a bit of an update, but also a bit of a title page. This material was posted after a long dry spell, during which I seemed to have few “bloggable” things to say. In April 2019, a few factors came together to make me want to publish a small flurry of activity … Continue reading A Series!
I was recently interviewed by the dynamic Krysta Wark of the Global Physio Podcast. Krysta and I had been messaging about this interview since March, but it was only in August that we got around to doing the 30-minute podcast interview. At the time of the initial request, Krysta offered me a free-range: as long … Continue reading Sometimes it might be useful to be long-winded. Maybe.
It has now been two months since I arrived back in Montreal. I will not lie; I was tired by the end of my fieldwork period in Zambia. The climax of the last week was a workshop with disability advocates and policymakers in Lusaka. The event was great, but a lot of work to prepare. … Continue reading Back to Canadian routine