Author Archives: Gerald Cheruiyot

September 20

Family Ties

A lot has happened since my last post… July ended, August whizzed by and now September is in its waning crescent. Wow! My greatest comfort being 4,765 km away from home has been finding acceptance and forging strong ties within my host family with which I now have, the instruments to execute smooth gear changes […]

July 30

DATA: Building Blocks for Building Evidence & Tracking

During the India’s National Disability Consultation in Delhi, I participated in one of the breakout sessions focusing on building an evidence & tracking process for the implementation of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act (RPWD). In today’s blog, I will be reflecting on the deliberations around data within the same context. While appreciating the […]

July 25

A Peek into the National Disability Consultation, Delhi 2018

Last week, I was honored to take part in India’s National Disability Consultation as part of the Leonard Cheshire’s South Asia Regional team. The landmark conference held over 19th and 20th July at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi also celebrated Javed Abidi, widely regarded as the father of India’s disability rights movement, and the […]

July 17

Rights of Persons with Disabilities – An Indian Context

This week, I will be attending the National Disability Consultation to be held over 19th and 20th July at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. This engagement organized by the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People (NCPEDP) is expected to feature an exciting line up of power packed speakers and sessions planned […]

July 13

Shifting Sands

Sand dunes are masses of loose sand that move across the ground and are built by aeolian (wind) or fluvial (flow of water) processes . Dunes come in diverse shapes and sizes which are determined by the environmental, soil/sand characteristics as well as their formative processes. Fundamentally, sand grains are blown up along the stoss […]

July 12

Elephants in the Room

In every organization four impediments to success lurk. These are; Weak processes Lack of Capacity Poor communication Sustainability of projects Unless addressed, there will be an risk of missed opportunities and an increased threat to sustainability of the organization. How does one tackle and provide sustainable solutions around each of these organizational pet peeves? I […]

July 11

Two weeks… Two continents… Many firsts

Vasco da Gama On 8 July 1497 Vasco da Gama, the 1st Count of Vidigueira led a fleet of four ships with a crew of 170 men from Lisbon on a historic voyage around Africa to India via the Kenyan coast. On 20 May 1498, the fleet arrived at Kappadu along the Malabar Coast in […]

June 25

If opportunity doesn’t knock, Build a door

Isaiah 58:10 “And if you give yourself to the hungry And satisfy the desire of the afflicted, Then your light will rise in darkness And your gloom will become like midday.” Around the world, there are societies impacted by poverty, malnutrition and food security, disease, conflict, environmental challenges, lack of access to basic amenities (shelter, […]