Views on collective learning


Expert views

The mission of CCoLA is to promote collective learning and from that perspective enhances the actions of communities, organizations and professionals in collective efforts in achieving their goals. Our consultants come from diverse academic, cultural and professional backgrounds, and all share a common approach to development and other social issues: the collective approach. From time to time, we highlight specific aspects of collective learning from their perspective and most importantly how CCoLA adds value to the process.

Irish Verweij

Simon Koolwijk

Antony Ongayo

Reactions & Feedback to collective learning

A recent project was organised in Guinea in cooperation with AGDS (Association  Guinéenne pour le Développement Sanitaire), with the aim of strengthening the healthcare system in the country.
There were a lot of issues exposed by the Ebola Crisis and our  CCoLA  experts trained a large number of health workers and professionals from AGDS and surrounding network, with the aim of achieving 4 points:

  • Institutional development, accounting, annual planning
  • Communication to affect behavioural change in the local community
  • Capacity & capability building, with specialised personnel to react to the needs exposed by the Ebola Crisis
  • Networking between stakeholders, both local and international and to attract funding streams

These are some of the feedback we received from the some of the trainees. Requests for the training reports could be made to

Togba Doumanou sharing on the impact of the tailor-made training

Dr. Barry Alpha sharing on the impact of the tailor-made training

Dr. Bah Fatoumata Binta sharing her views on the training

Dr. Mamadou Diao Bah sharing on the impact of the training