- learn about the conceptual framework Hodges' model. A tool that can help integrate HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE, INFORMATICS and EDUCATION. The model is situated, facilitates person-centredness, integrated - holistic care and reflective practice. A new site using Drupal is an ongoing aim - the creation of a reflective workbench. Email: h2cmng @ yahoo.co.uk Welcome

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Drum Beat Network: Development Policy Ideas and Critique

To: Academics and other Researchers in The Drum Beat Network
From: Warren Feek - Executive Director - The Communication Initiative

Development Policy Ideas and Critique

Dear Peter

Many best wishes. Never has consideration, analysis and debate of Development policies been more important. We would welcome your Development policy ideas, analysis and thoughts being shared through The CI's policy process [with and supported by The BBC WST].

There is a coming opportunity to give your Development policy ideas wide circulation. We will be doing a theme issue of The Drum Beat e-magazine [subscriber base of 44,000 in development action and thinking) in mid-May based on the blog submissions to the Policy section on The CI site.

That policy site is receiving increasing access and engagement from amongst the 2,700,000 individual user sessions over past 12 months on The CI portal.

A significant and growing percentage of the CI network and user base are policy makers and funders and their support staff.

It would be excellent if you are able to blog - we encourage a substantive op-ed style (my link) - on an interest to you within the overall theme for this blogging process - namely issues of development policy. There are more details at http://www.comminit.com/en/node/286565/bbc

To participate, simply send me your blog [op-ed] contribution in whatever form you wish and we will consider and process it for possible featuring both on the policy blogging site and in the mid-May Drum Beat.

We would also welcome your comments on the present blogs that have commenced this process and can be seen at http://www.comminit.com/en/development_policy

So, if you want to join this blogging process - in the Op-Ed style we have adopted - on development policy issues and themes as featured through Policy tab at top of all pages on site - www.comminit.com - then please check out the guidance notes at
http://www.comminit.com/en/node/286565/bbc and email me your contributions - wfeek AT comminit.com

It would be great to have your reflections in this policy mix. Please do send your contribution.

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Thanks - Warren
Hi Warren, Thank you for this news and invitation. A very interesting and worthy project all the more so with the use of op-ed style. I'll see what I can do - perhaps using the h2cm matrix ... Good luck! PJ