Month: September 2016

Academics and campaigners

Recently I had the good fortune to be asked to be involved in the assessment for ESRC grant funding for their forced displacement research programme. I did start this assessment with, I must confess, the view that the majority of

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The best made plan

Reflecting on my last blog post made me think of a quote that I have started using in my campaign training. “No battle plan ever survives the first contact with the enemy.” This great line is credited to Helmut von

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The danger of infinite campaign planning

I’ve just come back from Lima where I was running a training workshop for NGOs from Bolivia, Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala as well as Peru. I’ve done training courses across the world but not before with Spanish translation. So I was somewhat

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