Creative Consulting & Development Works

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Archive for 2018

Take my word

22 May 2018

Recently Creative Consulting & Development Works hosted acclaimed pitch presenter and coach, Louise Mitchell from Take my Word for a Thursdays Together Lunch and Learn. Louise has specialised in business-to-business communication for more than 30 years and currently holds interactive, engaging workshops on pitching for business, pitching for investment and […]

They don’t owe us their stories

21 May 2018

For those who managed to listen into Eusebius McKaiser’s show of Monday, 21 May 2018, you’d have heard this important conversation about how, and even if, friends and family members of victims of gender based violence should support and disclose their friend’s situation. Eusebius hosted journalists Karyn Maughan, Nolwazi Tusini […]

Integrating appreciative inquiry in a theory of change workshop for an ECD programme

18 May 2018

Early Childhood Development (ECD) at its best is about practitioners who put the child first, and are more caring.  Creative Consulting and Development Works endeavors to incorporate creative and innovative elements in our work so we included Appreciative Inquiry (AI) in a recent Theory of Change (ToC) workshop with a […]

Giving youth alternatives: The Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme

10 April 2018

The Youth Safety and Religious Partnership Programme (YSRP) is a holiday programme implemented in the June/July, December/January and Easter school holidays.  This Western Cape Government Department of Community Safety (DoCS) initiative is in its sixth year and targets children and youth aged 14-21 years living in high priority crime areas […]

POETIC INQUIRY AND EVALUATION: DOES THE CURRENT FASCINATION WITH DATA VISUALISATION EXTEND TO POETIC REPRESENTATION OF DATA?

9 April 2018

  Creative data collection and presentation A well-known creative data presentation option is data visualisation. Where creative data visualisation was previously the exception, it is fast becoming the norm. Data visualisation can be equated to a language available to researchers and evaluators, and competence in the language of data visualisation […]

IT IS POSSIBLE TO HAVE FUN WITH DATA COLLECTION

3 April 2018

Storyboarding is an enjoyable way of collecting in-depth qualitative data. Our team used storyboarding, together with survey questionnaires, to collect data from participants in the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Strategic and Results-based Evaluation of the Youth Leadership Development for Community Safety Training Intervention. Youth leaders and South African […]

The Global Gag Rule and the Implications for Sexual and Reproductive Health

13 March 2018

Written by Jenna Joffe on behalf of Creative Consultants & Development Works In his first week in office in 2017, United States President Donald Trump issued a memorandum to reinstate and expand the “Global Gag Rule”. He announced that he would be severing all US funding to organisations that “perform […]

#MeToo

1 March 2018

In the past months, there have been at least 100 cases of reported sexual assault on young girls in South Africa. 87 of those cases, were reported in a primary school in Gauteng with the perpetrator being one person. Yes! One person raped 87 young girls! Every morning, one wakes […]

SONA : Youth Crime Prevention Strategy

19 February 2018

Friday 16th of February 2018 was a special day for all South Africans, as the long-awaited State of Nation Address (SONA) was delivered by the newly appointed president, Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa. As the president was delivering his speech the team at Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) embraced the following […]

ASPIRES : Accelerating Strategies for Practical Innovation and Research in Economic Strengthening

13 February 2018

Creative Consulting & Development Works recently had the pleasure to complete a fascinating research study for a remarkable client, FHI360. Our research team travelled to Ingwavuma Northern Kwa-Zulu Natal, on 22nd of January 2018 to present the findings of the completed Synergy Study. The Study was Funded by America’s FHI360 […]