Category Archives: Motivation

Some thoughts on the International Co-operative Alliance conference

Three weeks ago I had the chance to attend the biannual conference of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) in Cape Town. It brought together about 2000 people from around the world and I was looking forward to it. Thanks to … Continue reading

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One and a half years ago I promised to write about my latest project. It kept me busy and only now I found the right moment. The project is simple: Creating the world’s largest multinational corporation – owned by the … Continue reading

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Leaving Naivasha

With some regret but also looking forward to Kampala I will leave my cabin on the hill by Lake Naivasha tonight. The place I found here felt so mind freeing and productive that I stayed twelve days instead of the … Continue reading

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On Monday I visited the Eastern Kenyan village of Itaava. Early in the morning Agnetta picked me up with a rental car that made strange noises when standing, but started shivering and shaking as soon as it passed 70km/h, indicating … Continue reading

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A personal note

In the last three weeks I received two relevant rejections. The first I received in Dar es Salaam, in the internet café which I left to get myself hijacked. The Open Society Institute rejected my application for a fellowship to … Continue reading

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Nairobi Round Table I

When Jared, Joseph and I decided to organise a round table on “Arts and new media for advocacy and peace work” I had no specific expectations. The topic sounded interesting, but I have no personal experience to relate it to … Continue reading

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After over 120 hours on train and bus and quite some ups and downs I arrived in Nairobi last night. It feels unreal that I left Cape Town only twelve days ago. Thanks to Jared the reception in Nairobi couldn’t … Continue reading

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Third impressions from (TI) Zimbabwe

The openness and support with which I was received by Transparency International Zimbabwe have been a boost of motivation. I arrived Wednesday afternoon in Harare and left Thursday night, yet although they’re very busy with their many programmes, they set … Continue reading

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A start

This photograph of a little girl from the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo might be a good start for my blog experiment. In a difficult moment last year I looked at this picture and it turned into … Continue reading

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