I am a management consultant in the area of corporate innovation & creativity.
What would you most like to get out of this network?
Helping to increase international pressure on the government of Sudan, countries that support the Sudanese government, and companies that do business with the Sudanese government, to take immediate steps to end the conflict in Darfur
What knowledge, skills and experience do you have that you would be happy for people to contact you over?
I am a good communicator (written, oral), expert in group facilitation around a specified challenge or opportunity, particularly where new thinking is required for an innovative solution.
Noticed your comment on Dan's blog post regarding sustaining sustainability and rewarding companies that do it well. Was curious what your thoughts were on the Waitrose blog post. I thought their marketing director made a great point about how they seem to be getting dinged for not doing enough on plastic bags or their operations in Zimbabwe, yet to actually have a more positive impact on the environment they are becoming more energy efficient, so arguably being even more eco-friendly. On Zimbabwe, they were criticized for operating in the corrupt regime but the work they do is benefiting hundreds of locals. So, my question is, is it really about "doing the right thing", what Waitrose seems to be doing, or is it more about doing good things and getting customers involved in those processes (plastic bags), when in reality you could be focusing much more impactful initiatives. Sorry for the long comment, just something I've been toying with recently! All the best.
Thank you for joining. You have an amazing background, exactly what we are looking for. Please connect with other members, share your experience and we will make a difference. This is why we work hours and hours on this every day. Thanks again.
Hello Jeff, It's a pleasure to find you here. Yes, I worked in the Sudan (North, South) on conflict transformation programs. I'm well versed in the Darfur context and may be returning within the next year. I'm pleased to share my knowledge. Have you heard of Peace Direct? When I was there they worked to pull all peacebuilding organization together to assert a comprehensive agenda in the country. Personally, the conflict in Sudan, et al, also needs to be address on a regional to international level. So, in short, yes, I'm very interested in the Sudan, Darfur particularly. Looking forward to sharing! You may also find a link to my background on the Peace and Colaborative Development Network. http://www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org/profile/MKMiller Sorry, I'm still developing my pages on both Networks. Best wishes, Martine
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