Break the common sense block to engage parents in Timor Leste schools

Sometimes our own worst enemy is common sense. The problem is not that if something makes sense intuitively then it’s wrong. The issue is often people assume common sense solutions are somehow universal. This is the common sense block. Take a look at schools in Timor Leste, where Tulodo’s Nick Goodwin is working with the Australian-funded Partnership for Human Development (PHD) program.Continue reading Break the common sense block to engage parents in Timor Leste schools

Which type of funding is right for you? An important decision for social entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurs, especially those of you with a brilliant idea ready to go, will likely soon wonder where to find the money to pay for it. Choosing the type of funding is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. When attending the 2016 Sankalp Summit in Jakarta (link), I found that there were three types of funding most often being discussed: debt, equity, and grants. So let’s take a closer look at each of them and discuss which one might be right for you.Continue reading Which type of funding is right for you? An important decision for social entrepreneurs

Gates Grand Challenges Round 12 grants: Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, disrupt, leapfrog, reach

The Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges in Global Health initiative has issued Round 12 of its Explorations grant program. The latest round includes a new theme for grants: “Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, disrupt, leapfrog, reach”. According to Gates, convincing people to take simple steps for their own health should be easy. But encouraging healthy behaviors is not straightforward. LivingContinue reading Gates Grand Challenges Round 12 grants: Inciting Healthy Behaviors: nudge, disrupt, leapfrog, reach

India’s Department of AIDS Control and World Bank call for EOIs

India’s Department of AIDS Control (DAC) plans to hire a creative agency and has issued a call for expressions of interest. The Government of India has applied for funds from the World Bank towards the cost of the National AIDS Control Support Project (NACSP). The NACSP will be implemented by the DAC, part of the MinistryContinue reading India’s Department of AIDS Control and World Bank call for EOIs