On the 21st June 2017, Building with Bamboo presented its first ever shared learning panel, “Resilience: From Research to Practice”. 16 participants gathered from 12 organisations to hear about the Building with Bamboo project and to discover what learning is emerging so far. A full recording is available here for those who were unable to attend.
Shared Learning Panel 1 -Summary
The Resilience Project Manager, Sian Wynne, began by explaining the background to the project. Dr Ruth Edmonds, our evaluation consultant from the social development consultancy Keep Your Shoes Dirty, then outlined the learning and innovation process. Sian presented some of the emerging insights from the first cycle, and the innovations that the Resilience Champions are now developing and piloting in response to these insights.
Alfred Ochaya from S.A.L.V.E. International then spoke in greater depth about his own experiences as Resilience Champion: about local conceptions of resilience in Uganda, about the unique challenges facing street-connected children in Jinja, and about the specific insights that have been emerging in his work with Building with Bamboo. His presentation featured clips of staff and children sharing their experience of resilience.
The presentations were followed by discussion. Several fascinating topics were discussed, including:
- the links between resilience, child rights and the UN General Comment
- how the experience of resilience and its impact on children’s outcomes can change over time
- how models of resilience may vary depending on a child’s age, gender, and reasons for being on the street
- how resilience may not fit with moral and social ideals of childhood
A huge thank you to all the speakers and participants who helped to make Building with Bamboo’s shared learning panel 1 such a huge success. If you are interested in having a look at the slides presented at the webinar, please click here