The Benefits of Awards

There can be a sense of self doubt when responding to an award opportunity. What is the motivation? Do awards achieve anything other than self glory? I write to propose a wider positive outcome –  inclusiveness. Awards can potentially be used to help nudge future responsible action. The Kangaroo Valley Tourist Association had received a …

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Fighting Poverty at the Plain of Jars

I recently had the privilege of being selected to undertake a post project appraisal of the UNESCO Fighting Poverty at the Plain of Jars project in the Lao PDR.  The Plain of Jars is an upland landscape in Xieng Khouang Province, a remote corner of Northern Laos close to the border with Vietnam.  The area …

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