How To Evaluate "Facilitator Capability"

Facilitator capability evaluation can be prepared by “self assessment” and by local communities. Both are highly recommended although in practice is very difficult to do so. Even an experienced project consultants are often confused when asked how to begin the evaluation process. One effort is to obtain a process within the society itself. Of courseContinue reading “How To Evaluate "Facilitator Capability"”

Facilitators and Their Failures

Lots of programs or international projects scheme has been implemented during the last two decades but seemingly in-effective or no significant impacts recorded. Problems found during the implementation, which is more complex than ever. The involvement of NGO facilitators in project has not been successful. This situation cannot be separated from the perspective and theContinue reading “Facilitators and Their Failures”

The Man Behind the Film "The Mirror Never Lies"

Enthusiastically, I watched film “The Mirror Never Lies” on Thursday, May 12, 2011 in Studio 3, Mal Panakukang. The film exposed the phenomenon of Bajo community in a frame of an atmospheric remotes island in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, Southeast Sulawesi. The story starts from a curse on the mirror. Pakis, young girl whoContinue reading “The Man Behind the Film "The Mirror Never Lies"”

Illegal Fishing Threatens Marine Ecosystem [part 3]

If there is no significant action to ban destructive fishing practice across Spermonde, the continuation of the coral reef destruction could be as serious as deforestation, which had been discussed at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bali. The level of coral reef degradation from 10 percent to 50 percent is an indication of theContinue reading “Illegal Fishing Threatens Marine Ecosystem [part 3]”

Illegal Fishing Threatens Marine Ecosystem [part 2]

Based on my fieldwork since 1996 in eastern Indonesia, the role of a local economic institution called “Punggawa Sawi” (patron-client) is important in sustaining such practices. The crews in the fishing boats (generally poor fishermen) rely on the instructions given by their supervisors or the boat owners. The “big boss” tends to instruct the crewContinue reading “Illegal Fishing Threatens Marine Ecosystem [part 2]”