Nudging people towards latrines

Nudging people towards latrines

Nice article today on the WorldBank and its behavioural change aims – my favourite piece was this: Toilets, for example. Nowhere is open defecation more prominent than in India, where more than 600 million people have no access to a toilet. But even where proper sanitation has been installed, “people tend not to want to […]

Fragments of Impact – an update

Fragments of Impact – an update

Back in June 2015, we began the Fragments of Impact programme, partnering with UNDP, to explore how to use SenseMaker® in monitoring and evaluation. This week we’re back in Istanbul, with all the various participants to teach and explore the data and what to do next – in terms of interventions, in terms of monitoring […]

SenseMaker® in Health – recognition of the power of 10,000 Voices

SenseMaker® in Health – recognition of the power of 10,000 Voices

The National Health Service in Northern Ireland are among the earliest users of SenseMaker®, working with network member Anne McMurray to explore multiple health-focussed issues.  Early examples included work around bereavement in families, allowing local teams to improve and adapt the support they provide – a report from that project is here. Most recently, the excellent 10,000 Voices programme […]

Fragments of Impact – Launching a six-month UNDP/Cognitive Edge initiative into working with complex problems

Fragments of Impact – Launching a six-month UNDP/Cognitive Edge initiative into working with complex problems

Cognitive Edge and UNDP are together launching a unique initiative  to engage with new ways of working on difficult problems in complex and fast-changing situations.  The programme will last six months and a limited number of participants are being invited from across a variety of NGO and government groups. Sign up now – email Anna […]

Catching up – Learning From Incidents slides

Catching up – Learning From Incidents slides

It's been an "interesting" few weeks at breakneck pace, so I'm a bit behind in putting things up.  So, catching up bit by bit – here are the slides from the ESRC Learning From Incidents seminar at Southampton University on 15th October, along with some reflections from the morning. Download 002 Learning from Incidents – […]

Policy-making, government and Cynefin – a new 2-day course

Policy-making, government and Cynefin – a new 2-day course

There's a new course coming up – one relevant for anyone interested in public organisations, government and policy-making in uncertain times.  Luckily, I'm getting to support the course – I'll be getting to co-teach with Thomas Townsend in Ottawa in early October. The course will be running at HUB Ottawa 71 Bank Street, 6th Floor […]

The barber is shaving the donkey

The barber is shaving the donkey

A compound in a village near Dhaka, Bangladesh Last week saw a return to BRAC in Bangladesh.  Working with IRC again, following on from two successful pilots 18 months ago – one around latrine behaviour change, the other around participation and attitudes to Village Wash Committees. This time we were asked back to start a […]

Pulling Insights from SenseMaker® – video now available

Pulling Insights from SenseMaker® – video now available

I recently ran a webinar with Michael Cheveldave about how to pull insights from SenseMaker® via the Cognitive Edge website.  We recorded the session and all the questions and answers – the video and supporting materials are all now available to Premium Network Members at the Cognitive Edge website. It's in the Library/Assemblies section – […]