My Journey: Wisdom Machacha’s journey from workshop attendee to travelling facilitator.

Abstract

As promoting sustainable and equitable development is one of INASP's key principles, working with facilitators from a wide range of countries, backgrounds and expertise is essential. To best achieve this, INASP employs a cascading, or travelling, methodology. This means working with professionals within Partner & Network countries to gain, and pass on, the experience and knowledge necessary for effective organisation and facilitation without the need for external expertise. Whenever possible, INASP's workshops follow this methodology as it has proven to be particularly effective for University libraries and research institutions. Success has been seen on both national and international levels as well, with workshop facilitators organising and conducting workshops in countries other than their own, sharing and passing on what they have learned. Winston Machacha, a lecturer and project coordinator from Mozambique, describes how has benefited from the ICT capacity building programme and the application of this methodology, and how the technical skills developed have helped him play an important role in ICT projects in both Africa and Latin America.

Citation

INASP, 2 pp. Available in web and print versions.

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