New Barefoot Guides
The Barefoot Guide on Inclusive Development
...how everyone can be included, despite their differences or "disabilities". This Guide is being written by 19 writers bringing stories of successful inclusive programmes from 16 countries The text is almost done, now being edited by a team of 6, while the illustrators wait to begin. This one will be in full colour to reflect the theme that all must be included! It should be published by August this year.
The Story of Seed
… how seeds are the source of life and describing the sacred practices of family farmers and communities in protecting, multiplying and sharing seeds so that they are not monopolised by the few. Held by the Seed Knowledge Initiative with 18 practitioners, researchers and farmer leaders from Southern Africa, has had one writeshop in Zimbabwe… and a second one is happening in June in South Africa..
Barefoot Guide to Transformative Evaluation
.. how, in a world beset by technical and managerial compliance and accountability, we can ground evaluation in participative learning and research, as a source of knowledge and a guide to fruitful action. Held by F3E of France with CDRA in South Africa and Instituto Fonte in Brazil. In late 2017 the F3E will convene a Writeshop to begin the writing of a fresh set of practices on evaluation to support transformative practice.
Barefoot Guide to Generative Leadership
... how the future requires the kind of leadership that generates life, creativity and possibility, challenging humanity to see and be different. Held by the Leading Causes of Life Fellowship (who were behind Barefoot Guide 3) the first writeshop will take place in October 2017 in Cape Town.
Our Barefoot Guide Coordinator
Charlotte Boisteau has been coordinating the Barefoot Guide Alliance since April 2016, looking at our sustainability and scaling-up. Charlotte holds a Ph.D. in urban sociology from the Polytechnic School in Switzerland and has been working on action research in the development field for more than fifteen years. She has worked as a development practitioner, consultant or researcher in France, Colombia, South Africa and some other places...
She's much interested in building bridges between disciplines, actors and sectors to tackle systemic problems and propose credible alternatives. You can email her here. firstname.lastname@example.org
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WHAT HAVE OTHERS SAID ABOUT US...
This unusual and exceptional volume (and series) is hugely accessible yet deeply rooted in solid theory and extensive practice across a wide range of contexts and fields. Expect from it something truly unique in its combination of insight, reflection, experience and highly usable mixed text/visual presentation. It is not "dumbed down." I have seen it bite as deeply at high academic and professional level as at grassroots community leadership level, an astonishing achievement worth honouring.