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Archive for 2017

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: Dignity personified

24 July 2017

“A society that does not value its older people denies its roots and endangers its future. Let us strive to enhance their capacity to support themselves for as long as possible and, when they cannot do so anymore, to care for them.” ~ Nelson Mandela in a message announcing 1999 […]

10 Inspirational quotes to celebrate Mandela Day

18 July 2017

Nelson Mandela’s birthday is celebrated today and in honouring his legacy we are encouraged to recognise our own ability, and responsibility, to make this world a better place. Mandela Day commemorates the 67 years of public service that Nelson Mandela spent making a difference to South Africans and the world. The United Nations declared Nelson Mandela International Day in November […]

Join the M&E Design workshop this month

6 July 2017

We chatted to Dr Donna Podems recently to get you some insider info on our upcoming M&E Design training happening this month: Who is the course designed for? Donna: Its for people who have a background in M&E and or project management and this course will help them to apply […]

Sharing stories and new points of view in fieldwork training

26 June 2017

Fieldwork for the Older Persons Act (OPA) Implementation Evaluation is currently under way, and this group of dedicated fieldworkers is set to fulfill their task diligently. Their training took place on 6 and 7 June, and the group worked hard to become familiar with the purpose and design of the […]

The Design Ecosystem of the Western Cape

26 June 2017

In May, CC&DW presented the key findings of our baseline study for the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, on the design ecosystem of the Western Cape, at the CCDI here in Cape Town. What is it about? Design thinking, which is often misunderstood, is not adopting a vague and […]

A new way of thinking about presenting data

14 June 2017

We held our Creative Data Visualisation training in Pretoria in May 2017. Here’s what facilitator, Fia van Rensburg, highlighted as the main aims and objectives of this training: We’ll be looking at some traditional ways of reporting and presenting data and taking that and facilitating a new way of thinking […]

Congratulations Duduzile! Our ‘lucky’ tablet winner

23 May 2017

Creative Consulting and Development Works was asked by the nonprofit organization, Management Sciences for Health, to conduct research on a newly developed movie targeting youth aged 18 to 35. The movie titled, The Lucky Specials, is a feature-length film (+- 2 hours) combining the best of fiction and nonfiction storytelling to demystify […]

May’s Learning & Networking Circle with Donna Podems

9 May 2017

Creative Consulting & Development Works is proud to launch our Learning & Networking circle this May. Join us for a lively discussion and chance to network with like-minded evaluation professionals, and some great cheese and wine pairings! Our guest speaker Donna Podems will deliver a lecture on the new book […]

When fieldwork is not like in the movies…

25 April 2017

Collecting data for different projects, in different communities, across different countries is exactly that — different! So as a researcher or programme evaluator you may have an image in your mind as to how data collection should go down. With the best planning you remember all your equipment, and anticipiate […]

Reflections on AfrEA 2017

25 April 2017

From Uganda in 2017 to Cote d’Voire in 2019 Exciting destinations and thought-provoking discussions: attending an African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) conference is likely to be on the wish list of most evaluators. Economic realities, scheduling conflicts and the family-career juggling game may stand in the way of participating in the […]