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Alliance Community Roundup September

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A member blog post by

Laura ffrench-Constant

As working from home begins to feel like a new normal for many of us and with all but essential travel restrictions being reintroduced, feeling connected to the international development community in Scotland and knowing who you can ask for advice and support is more important than ever.  

Here at the Alliance we have a digital forum called the Alliance Community designed to connect members with each other to discuss, share, and crowdsource solutions to challenges we all face. Over 130 different member organisations and nearly 300 individuals are signed up to the forum.  

Here is a summary of September’s activity, which included: 

  • Sign-ups from members including Team Kenya, Scottish Fair Trade ForumThird Generation Project and various individual members.  You can view the introductions thread to learn more about the new users and their favourite development fuzzwords! Have you introduced yourself to the network yet?    

  • An invitation to feed your views and experiences into the Funder Safeguarding Collaborative’s surveys about donor requirements and compliance processes to ensure good safeguarding practice, ensure to submit your views by Friday 2nd October. 

  • Sharing resources about conducting remote field work during the pandemic and moving beyond remote data collection. Have you recently found any new tools or used any methods that were particularly helpful which you want to recommend to members? 

  • An exchange of members’ experiences about holding digital AGMs. Have you recently held one? 

  • A query about recommendations for community development consultants based in Zambia 

  • An invitation to an upcoming webinar on COVID-19 and well-being in Malaysia 

  • A request for reviews of the database tool Lamplight , have you used it before? 

  • A request to input what you want to learn about logframes, to help shape a future training workshop 

  • Discussion space for participants at the Principles for Digital Development Round table held on the 30 September with Claudine Lim 

  • Discussion space for attendees at the Unconscious Bias training held on 8 September with brap 

Open partnership and collaboration requests include:  

  • A request to partner a Ugandan-based NGO working on a COVID-19 response project 

  • An offer to demonstrate Amplio Talking Books 

  • An offer to provide information on contacts for procuring PPE 

  • An offer to provide members with intelligence services around political risk and economic intelligence 

  • A request for an NGO to partner with an academic organisation working on supply chain issues in Brazil.  

Find out more about what members can use the Alliance Community for on the website. Join the Alliance Community today by signing up and creating your profile. 

Need help signing up? Find out how to sign up and complete a series of simple tasks with our explainer and short video.   

If you have any questions about how to join the Community, or if you are experiencing any issues posting to the Community, please get in touch with Laura via email. 

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