Just over twelve months ago we were frantically getting the first set of DFID Bloggers up to speed on using WordPress and the difference between blogging and drafting briefing documents. We were working hard to make sure they had posts up in time for Blog Action Day.
Last year it was on poverty and therefore very relevant to DFID’s agenda. This year – today – the issue is Climate Change. Again DFID has Climate Change very high on it’s list of priorities. They are working to help advise the developing world on how to reduce their carbon footprint and supporting it in dealing with the effects of climate change.
The post is really well written. It is personal. It links the UK with Rwanda. It explains part of DFID’s important work in the country. It gives you hope that things are improving.
Please go read it, tell your colleagues to read it and tell your bosses to read it. Then read some more of the DFID bloggers. They are doing a fantastic job of telling the story of DFID’s work in a real and human way.
The idea of providing coaching does seem to be gaining traction amongst local authorities. We’re putting together two proposals for community engagement sites this week and both have asked for coaching.