Articles in the 'Community of practice' Category

Electric Clean Cooking and Cooling

Reality check on cooking in low income countries Many cooks and diners around the world take their cooking appliances, and often meals, for granted. Inhabitants of industrialized economies no longer reflect on the effort involved in preparing food where there is no electricity or a handy propane tank and barbecue. However, some 2.8 billion people on the planet, mainly women

Dec 12th, 2020
by MBarker

Rationale for OLI Workshops

Science, technology, trade and politics In the early 2000’s I worked at Canada’s federal government department of foreign affairs and international trade. Within its science and technology (S&T) unit, I held the title of Science and Technology Intelligence Officer.  To say it was fun, challenging and invigorating would be an understatement. At a training course on competitive intelligence — meaning,

Oct 30th, 2019
by MBarker