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Weekending: Saturday 2009 06 27


Location: Dhaka

On the 25th and 26th of June, Fuad and Leena implemented their micro action project on HIV/AIDS in Tangail. Fuad trained brokers of sex workers and involved student volunteers. He invited local NGOs, police and businesses for this HIV/AIDS awareness raising event. Leena put up a permanent sign describing AIDS, its transmission, and methods for protecting against the disease; the sign was posted in a tree in a very public place.

Jashim undertook his project on June 20th in Chandpur. Selina, Ferose, Pintu and Delwar scheduled their days of micro-action project implementation.

Mizan sent a school dress for the TUC-funded street children project on June 19th. This dress was made by Ghoramara women trained in that village under dressmaking training and income generation for the disadvantaged women project. Nurul collected bags 18th June.

On 2 July Aziz and a City Corporation Councillor are expected to officially distribute educational materials among street children in No. 24 Ward. Shamim visited this project on the 19th and 20th of June.

Aziz, Ripon, Sujit and Nurul were very busy with NGO Bureau clearance the whole week. Aziz and Sujit visited the secretariat, Aziz met Home Deputy Secretary and Prime minister's Secretary office on June 23rd in order to pursue our application for NGO Bureau enlistment.

Aziz and Nasrin were blessed by a baby girl on Monday 22nd of June; both mother and baby are healthy!

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Location: Canada

Reporting for several weeks

Jo Nelson is facilitating a touch conflict resolution process in Nunavut. Recently, she has also facilitated a planning process with Alberta Education and the Peel Region Board of Education. She has just completed teaching our 3 day Advanced Facilitation Tools course to the staff of an Aboriginal Health Centre in Kenora, Ontario.

Duncan Holmes and Jo Nelson designed and taught our new -Human Development- course. It is a 3 day course that combines our Participation Paradign and Image Change courses. It is part of our advanced ToP facilitation series and takes people into the deeper foundations of ToP facilitation methodologies. In the process, they made significant innovations to our ToP facilitation design methodology.

Bill Staples taught our 6 day Art and Science of Participation course in Vancouver, BC. John also facilitated workshops for the municipality of Lake of Bays in Ontario and a planning day with The Ontario Ministry of Natiral Resources related to wildlife management. Bill Staples Taught our 5 day Community Development course to a group from the Edmonton, Alberta Native Friendship Centre. Friendship Centres are community centres for urban Aboriginal people and run a wide variety of programming for the Aboriginal Community.

ICA Associates hosted the ToP Virtual Facilitation team for a 3 day work session. Toronto members of the team include Wayne and Jo Nelson and associate, Jerry Mings. We were joined by US ToP trainers Sheila Legeros and Eunice Shankland as well as Doug Druckenmiller, Danny Mittleman and John Jenkins who made a presentation to an academic conference on Collaborative Engineering.  We worked on taking ToP to the Net - ways of facilitating the core ToP methods in a virtual environment.

Wayne Nelson          wnelson@ica-associates.ca


Location: Montréal

Our week was marked by Quebec’s National day, la St-Jean Baptiste, on Wednesday, which was a holiday for everyone in the province. The day was a beautiful day of sunshine and festivities.

Lambert returned from the Forest Dialogue meetings in Switzerland, where he raised serious concerns regarding the implementation of REDD programs (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation). He has been asked to continue providing input regarding the REDD initiative and the challenges it faces.

Michael, Renée and Marie-Eve started more detailed planning for an HIV/AIDS fundraising event that will take place in Montreal, in late October. They are supported by a group of enthusiastic volunteers who are helping with all aspects of the event, from entertainment planning to sponsor outreach.

After much preparation, we will finally be welcoming the auditors into the office for the 2008 audit. This coincides with the excellent progress on the 2008 Annual Report, which we hope to finalize and send for printing within the coming weeks.

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