Our CEO and Chief Storyteller, Tony Quinlan, spoke on Thursday 15th November 2018 at the Bangkok workshop on UN Data Literacy. Talking about using ethnography in-field, he discussed projects we’ve undertaken with Cognitive Edge’s SenseMaker tools.
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 […]
The past couple of days, therefore, has been an interim stage – the first workshop and subsequent work was about getting narrative projects designed and collection started, this workshop was about starting to understand what the narrative was revealing and how to use it with different groups to engage and move to actions. … One of the many reasons I like using SenseMaker® is that, while it starts as a research tool in its initial stages, the real potential lies once we’ve gathered material – then it can morph into a monitoring system, knowledge-sharing facilitator, learning tool, innovation catalyst and much more.
The other week, while researching this post, I came across some fantastic additional resources stemming from the GlobalGiving project. This video is great Even better yet, the GlobalGiving team have been very generous in putting up a complete overview of the project – from how they worked, to how they used SenseMaker and looked at […]
One of the things that struck me from the work we did the other year in Pakistan was that current aid and disaster relief often works top-down, with governments and NGOs putting in large programmes and amounts of funding at the national or, at best, regional level. Where control (or the illusion of it) is […]
I promised a series of posts talking about using SenseMaker. They’ll be interspersed over the coming weeks with others – I don’t particularly want to be singing a one-note song and sending you all away in search of diversity… I railed against targets last week, thinking specifically about the aid and development world. Targets, of […]
One of the areas where narrative research can make a real difference is the development world. Recent conversations with colleagues at the World Health Organisation and UNICEF have revolved around how to address complex environments and issues – and the central role that narrative must play in that, given the need to include context and […]