Wednesday, January 11, 2006
But last November in Yaoundé, Cameroon, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership of WHO has taken the chance to change this by designing its Forum V meeting as a participatory event. The goal was to give every participant a voice to share his experience and to jointly come up with action points. This lead to lively discussions, increased participation and a sense of ownership of everybody involved. I can proudly say that the Constellation successfully facilitated this event.
Hopefully such participatory conferences will become the norm rather than the exception. Regarding this topic there is an interesting recording (podcast) of a discussion accessible online that debates so-called "unconferencing". It's all about how we can get away from unsatisfying conferences where the audience is often bored, towards much more engaging learning events?
>> you can find the podcast (recording) on this blog
>> or download it directly here