Writing for Development
"Bringing creativity & discipline to thinking & writing"
Facilitators: Marianne Brittijn
• Nairobi, Kenya 5-9 June 2017
Writing well demands that we move between the freedom of creative expression and the discipline of structure. Yet we often get stuck somewhere on the continuum and demand of ourselves a perfect product delivered within the limited time we have available for writing our reports, case studies and concept notes. Our self-doubt undermines us, the time evaporates and we rush to the finish line barely making the deadline with doubts about the end result and a promise to do it differently next time. If this is familiar, come and join us and be exposed to a better way.
Whether your work requires you to write proposals, reports, concept notes or case studies this course is for you. The course will meet you where you are – although some previous writing experience will be helpful. The course will build your skills and confidence to write documents that are succinct and concise yet engage the reader’s intellect, imagination, heart and will. Beyond learning to write it will also encourage you to write to explore, enquire and learn.
This course will:
This is not a technical proposal-writing course but rather a hands-on and practical course that exposes you to techniques that enable you to think and write with more clarity and purpose. These skills are generic and can be applied to any writing products, although in the course we focus on writing a case study and a concept note. The frameworks we work with are particularly important for developing a disciplined approach to observation, reflection, learning and writing. The course will produce immediate and practical results, as participants will work on writing from their own practice. During the course, participants receive feedback on a case study and a concept notes from peers. Once they have integrated the peer feedback, they can submit 1 writing product to the course facilitator for another round of feedback.
The course fee is USD800 (excl. VAT). The course fees cover the workshop tuition, learning materials, lunches and teas. Travel, all other meals and accommodation are the responsibility of the participants.
Venue & accommodation
The venue in Nairobi is yet to be confirmed. The course will be held at a conference centre were affordable accommodation is also available for those in need.
Dates & registration
Nairobi, Kenya, 5-9 June 2017
Any questions can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org