Tag Archives: Lesotho

Kulima directors have paper accepted in Information Technologies and International Development

Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull have had a paper accepted in the journal Information Technologies and International Development.  The paper will appear in the spring 2013 edition, volume 9, issue 1, and is entitled ‘”Ten Seeds” How mobiles have contributed to development in women-led farming cooperatives in Lesotho’.  It is based upon empirical research with people from the Bishop Allard Vocational School in Roma about how they have achieved development, empowerment and choice since being given 10 mobiles (the “ten seeds”) in 2008.  It also argues for a qualitative and longitudinal approach to evaluation of development interventions in order to get a more complete picture.

Fourth run of the Wits Introduction to Vulnerability Risk Assessment completed

Dr Katharine Vincent and Ms Tracy Cull have just completed the fourth rollout of the University of the Witwatersrand’s short professional training course on Introduction to Vulnerability Risk Assessment in Johannesburg.  The National Qualifications Foundation (NQF) Level 5-rated course was attended by over 20 vulnerability assessment professionals from various national and local government departments in South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Botswana, and Tanzania.  Dr Alec Joubert made a guest presentation on the interpretation of seasonal forecasts and their use in disaster risk reduction.  Course evaluations praised the interactive nature of the course, and the quality of training material and presentations.  The course is next due to run on 11-15th April 2011, and more information is available on the Wits Enterprise website.