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A huge thank you to organisers and delegates at Drupal Camp Belgium for having me over and for the privilege of their platform to advocate for Peace Through Prosperity.

This was my fourth session at a camp in Belgium over the years! the message remains the same and the audience just as receptive. #Thankyou

Was brilliant catching up with old friends! Wouter, Nicky and Fred you were missed!

The deck from earlier in the day, shall link the recording as and when it’s available.

And delighted to share DropSolid will be sponsoring Peace Through Prosperity again in 2018! #Thankyou 

There is a lesson in there for bigger corps who have to date shied away from sponsoring Peace Through Prosperity! #Reflect #YouKnowWhoYouAre

Lastly, If you got value from what I have shared please consider giving back by contributing to @BringPTP, you can follow, broadcast or donate.

Peace Through Prosperity works to improve the environment for peace building by nurturing prosperity in conflict affected communities.

We work to alleviate poverty and secure livelihoods through empowering micro-entrepreneurs with knowledge, skills and increasing their access to income and opportunities.

We support small businesses, owned/managed by vulnerable and marginalised individuals/groups in society.

Being human, taking Open Source, Agile and Cloud beyond tech! at Drupal Europe

Privileged to be given the opportunity by organisers at Drupal Europe to share Peace Through Prosperity‘s journey with the Drupal community. Thank you! This was the third rendition of this talk since 2015, and in this time our charity, our work, progress of our beneficiaries and our learnings from it have come a long way. Continue reading

Agile in non-tech environments – Empathy mapping with Joe public in Ibrahim Hyderi, Karachi

Combining Agility and Empathy to better understand people and change

Building on from my previous post on empathy maps it seems apt to share a real world example of how a non-technical team utilises empathy maps. To build deep understanding of the target audience’s issues and to address their pains. 

For those not familiar with Peace Through Prosperity, the organisation works with people engaged in micro-enterprises; such as street-cart or pavement based green grocers, barbers, cobblers and food vendors. Peace Through Prosperity enables them to build a better future for themselves, their family and community through vocational education and coaching. Continue reading