How to Be a Consultant

For me, it’s always makes me feel really old when people look to me for guidance. Nevertheless, most  enquiries I get from my website and LinkedIn (if not spam) are from college students or young professionals who want to consult, and are writing to me for advice. When I meet clients, often someone in the […]

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Designing for Data Use

  This blogpost is based on a talk I gave at the Evaluation Community of India’s recent “EvalFest” at the Indian Habitat Centre in February. It advocates for using “user-centred” approaches for promoting data use, including understanding-  and even creating – new influence pathways. It also highlights that different decisions have specific information needs and these should […]

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MORE THAN THIS? Getting more bang from your buck for training

How to get more bang for your buck with one-time training programs   We know that one-time training courses are seldom sufficient to build workplace knowledge and skills. People get trained and then return to their workplaces and often don’t get a chance to use the skills they learned, don’t have the confidence or authority […]

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Life Skills Education at RBANMS Girls High School

We recently provided support for implementation of a life skills program at RBANMS Girls High School, with Enfold Trust. Life skills education empowers young people with a vocabulary and skills to navigate life as an adult.   Artist and photographer Christine Rogers took photos of the girls during their first session.     At the […]

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Making Maps

I have always loved sitting with an atlas on my lap, tracing my finger across different maps and plotting my next journey; by camel across the silk route; by train to Darjeeling; or by ship across the Pacific.   Less fancifullly, I am also intrigued by the different applications of geographic mapping to public health. […]

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Building the Nursing Cadre: The Promise of M-Learning

Nurses are one of the key building blocks of the health system; and comprise roughly 30% of the health workforce.[1] Tackling any health challenge and achieving the Millennium Development Goals is impossible without nurses, and yet, like most health cadres in India they are in short supply. Despite their centrality to the health system, nurses […]

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Capacity Strengthening for Global Health: The CORE Group Spring Meeting, April 2013

The CORE Group Spring Meeting was held in Baltimore at the Holiday Harbor Inn. Returning after last year, the event felt more like a reunion than a conference – with familiar faces and a congenial ambience. The theme for this year was Capacity Strengthening for Global Health: Partnerships, Accountability, Integration, Learning. It was a challenge […]

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SWITCHPOINT highlights: innovation, new technologies & scale up

Switchpoint was held on the 18th & 19th April, in Saxapahaw North Carolina. It was a conference of ideas, innovation, art and action around global health – organized by IntraHealth International. I have captured some of the coolest ideas below…   Jugaad One of the great messages from day one was how resource constrained environments […]

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Launch of the Nursing Portal – Feb, 2013

FHI 360 under project SNEH organized a workshop to launch the a new online Nursing Portal in February 2013 at the Park Hotel in New Delhi. I supported the organization and content development of the workshop.

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