Our Global Cafe
From Reproductive Health Leaders Network
Welcome to Our Global Cafe!
Please come here to share your thoughts, invoke discussion and ask questions about the Wiki.
February 25th Sprint Check In
Hello Everyone! -Taylor
Hey Taylor, did you catch Obama's speech? -- Julia
Yes!! That speech is exactly why I voted for him! -Taylor
Hi Julia and Taylor! Was not able to watch the speech. Heard though good things about it in the wires. Also would like to acknowledge that I already received the LPI manual for facilitators yesterday. Am almost finished reading it and excited to get it off the ground soon. - Mags
Mags - I'm so glad that you received the LPI manual so quickly and hope it can be useful for you!!
I'm already planning ahead and have pegged a date for the debriefing workshop (around last week of April) but would have to wait until it is definite that we can go ahead with the announcement and instructions for fellows. - Mags
Glad to hear you got the facilitator's manual. I'm especially curious to hear your feedback since you are the first to use it. We had a great meeting with Barry this afternoon. Basically, he is very interested in doing some research with us and we talked about developing a model of what we wanted to explore, including what additional questions. We have another meeting with him in a week and should be able to nail some of that down and share with everyone else for feedback. I am concerned about the timeframe if you want to administer the LPI by the end of April, especially if we also want to translate the tool in the Philippines. Perhaps that could wait for a later date.
Hi Julia! Thanks for the update. Great to hear that you had a great meeting with Barry. Would be very happy to embark on the translation work(in Tagalog and Visayan dialect) for the LPI in case we decide to do it. - Mags
Hi Mags -- That's great. I'm not sure how long the translation process would take, but I think it would push your end-of-April date back a bit. Julia Save Hi, everyone. Based on my limited log-ins/check-ins, I have observed that wiki is good for info sharing and collective editing of documents. It also enabled me to compare it with other fora such as chatroom, YM, or even Facebook where you can easily see who's online and who is telling what on screen in real time. Overall, this wikisprint allows me to appreciate our connectivity which strengthens our communication and bonding. Regards and I'm now off to the session hall. ---Bicbic from the Philippines :)
Bicbic - it was great to have you on the sprint. I wish it had Facebook's chat feature too -- it would add another level to the WikiSprint. Enjoy session hall. - Taylor
February 24th Sprint Check In
Hello everyone, I am here! Is anyone else on as yet/today? Kamyla, Pakistan
Good Morning/Evening Kamyla. Great to see you on the wiki. - Julia
Hello Kamyla and Julia - I'm here too! It is great to see both of you on the Wiki! - Taylor
Hi and good evening! I'm here too - Mags
Hello, everyone. What's up?--Bicbic from the Philippines
I just checked in for today but will have to sign off early. I need to wake up very early tomorrow for an out-of-town workshop, somewhere in the east of Metro Manila. So good night everyone. I will just check in again tomorrow noon, Manila time -- Bicbic from the Philippines
Hi all -- I just checked in at 6:45 pm (had a late conference call at the office). Our whole team will be on tomorrow morning also. Glad to see some of you on today. -- Cheryl
I also have to check out as it is already past midnight here in Manila. I will check in again tomorrow for sure. So see you all! - Mags
It's great to see some of our Pakistani colleagues registered! -- Cheryl
How can you tell Pakistani colleagues have registered? Kamyla
Sorry -- there are two fellows from NIGERIA! Also, I see Caroline Ruiz is on from the Philippines. A good tip is to keep checking the "What's New" link on the grey bar and you can see what's being edited. --Cheryl
To see a list of all the pages currently on the wiki, click on "what's new" on the grey bar and when you get to the list of what's new (which is helpful to see what has recently been edited) you can see a link to "all pages." There are some things that need to be looked at and contributed to so have fun with it!
What Leadership Development for Mobilizing Reproductive Health documents would you like to be added to the Wiki?
Do we have the latest version of the story collecting tool? The one that is on here is a bit out of date I think. Maybe we could create a bigger page highlighting stories of Fellows.
India National Meeting report -- by the time of the Sprint or at the time of the Sprint
What about a digital story? -Great idea! (Taylor)
I think it's an interesting topic to be included and could be beneficial if the new version of the story collecting tool is also added. Definitely Julia is planning on adding that today
Are there any documents or resources that you would not like to add to the Wiki?
Internal Financial Documents
Personal Contact Information of Fellows, unless the Fellows themselves add it
Previous Questions and Dialogue
You can read the Dialogue from the pre-test Wiki Sprint - 12th February
Is there anything going on during the Sprint that you would like other people to pay particular attention to?
Is there any Wiki tool that you need help using or want more information on?
Would you like to pose any questions to the group?
Reflecting on the Wiki
What are we learning? Share your Reflections on using the Wiki, including your personal experiences with the Wiki. Discuss what works, any challenges you may experience and reflect upon how you envision using this tool more broadly within our Community.
Hi, everyone. I'm online at Our Global Cafe.
Bicbic from the Philippines
Bic - can we get a profile of you on your page?? It'd be a great contribution! -- Cheryl
_contributed by bicbic_ac on Feb 24 7:09am _
Hi, Cheryl. I've pasted the short biosketch on my page and a picture cropped from our Mindanao Future Search Conference. I had fond memories of that tri-regional conference and I guess it shows on the pix. :) bicbic
hey! its Zainab from Nigeria. its so good to be in the SPRINT today! looking forward to meet my Nigerian FELLOWS.
Hi Zainab! Great to see you here. Make sure to create your page -- put a bio or some info about what you are doing. You can do that by clicking on your name on the page where you signed up -- the Participants registration page. --Cheryl
Hello all, Iam a new fellow that is intrested in knowing much about the achievements of old fellows in order to use at as a best practice to improve upon what i am doing in my communty. Thanks Aisha Ibrahim, Nigeria
Hello Aisha! Welcome to the Wiki. So glad to see you here and looking forward to sharing information with you. Please poke around and see what kinds of resources there already are and contribute some of your own. Great to welcome you to the LDM family. I heard all about your recent experineces. I hope you have found them enriching. -- Cheryl
contributed by Aisha on Feb 24 8:38am
Thank you very much, Ethipi, for informing and inviting me to be part of the group. I have just joined you. I am very happy to see you all especially cheryl. I am hoping that this is a wonderfull opportunity to learn and share- Menbere
contributed by Menbere Zenebe on Feb 24 8:40am
Menbere -- GREAT to see you. Thanks for logging on tonight!! Can you also add some good information about FGAE in Ethiopia?
Hi all. I am online with our global cafe, eventhough I am busy on phone with our Nigerian fellows guiding them on how to create their account and login. It's glad seen our fellows on the the wiki.--Christopher
contributed by christopher mbasua on Feb 24 9:05am
The Nigerians are really showing up! Thanks for helping Christopher and great to see you here!
contributed by cfrancisconi on Feb 24 9:09am
whew! this is much more work than facebook. :-) Its great to get to know the other fellows from different batches/programs. I created a profile page to introduce myself:carolina ruiz or Profile of Carolina Ruiz with some links to some of my recent work available on-line. Cheers!
contributed by Carolina Ruiz on Feb 24 9:09am
Great! Christopher I look forward to seeing your profile and some profiles of the Nigerian fellows that you are working with - Taylor
http://iieldm.org/wiki/images/7/7d/Test_2.docx Testing a document on the new Wiki in the Cafe