Prior to the conference, DEPP asked partners to nominate ‘Learning Champions’ who had made significant contributions to the programme. My name was submitted, together with that of my colleague Ola Telfah, Context Project Officer in RedR’s Jordan office.
The conference brought together knowledge from all the DEPP projects, with a view to sharing and amplifying what has been learnt so far. Participants came from all the countries where the projects are implemented: Ethiopia, South Sudan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, the DRC, Myanmar, Jordan, Mozambique, and Kenya, which hosted the conference.
I have been training on ‘Context’ since 2015. However I must admit that it was only during the conference that I was able to truly comprehend and appreciate the size, scope and impact of DEPP. What was amazing was the amount of tacit knowledge that was held by the participants. Every interaction or contribution by a participant provided an opportunity for me to learn.
Left: Learning Champion Ola Telfah presents RedR’s participation in the Talent Development project.