January 28 Need Assesments
Home Dave's Photos Glossary Dave's Profile Dave's Discussion

Dave's Presentation
Assessment Report
Risk Analysis
Job Description
Situation Report
September 30 The beginning
October 1 Paris
October 2 Conakry
October 3 Freetown
October 4 Briefing
October 5 Laurent & Me
October 6 The field
October 7 Nearly in Charge
October 8 The phone
October 10 No Generator
October 11 My Life
October 14 How much Missing?
October 19 My Informants
October 22 Always do it yourself
October 27 Why an Evaluation?
November 9 The Donors
November 20 R&R was great!
November 21 Is this me?
November 27 No Project !!!
December 3 The Beach
December 10 The Office
December 17 Club Med
December 24 Tuscan Rendering
December 30 Sienna Cream
January 7 It's Personal
January 14 Caring!!
January 21 Getting to know You
January 28 Need Assesments
February 5 Closer
February 12 Police Harassment
February 22 Beyond Borders
March 1 Obsession
March 8 It's Time (nearly)
March 10 Radio Silence
March 18 Represntation
March 31 Assessments
April 10 Re-Assessment
April 20 Security Matters
April 30 You can never have too much!!
May 6 The Strong Leader
May 14 The Times They are a Changing
May 25 Richard the Third head of mission
June 2 Learning Opportunity
June 10 Indecent Proposal
June 13 The Handover
June 14 Evaluation Time
June 17 Debt, Drugs and Pot Plants
June 17 In Transit
June 24 Home Alone
June 29 Knowing Me Knowing You aha!
July 1 THE END

["He has been doing ........needs assessments, which is........ it seems a little bit like procrastinating to me."]

Saturday January 28

9:12 pm Kamekwilu

I am going to a bar fairly soon with Petra and Ricardo. Ricardo has been really helpful finishing off the base and helping sort out the new clinics. He has lots of experience and is a really practical guy. He is not so good with management and sorting out deals etc. He is a bit like Peter in that respect, he wants to take everything really slowly. The whole team is getting on pretty well, but I think he relies a bit to much on Petra and has been spending a lot of time with her planning on how things should be set up instead of getting stuck in and doing it. Petra has been really patient with him, I felt like me and Petra were getting a bit more down before he arrived.

Well I got the bookkeeping finished, Abdulai was really helpful in producing all the receipts, I must admit I forgot a lot of the things we purchased and it looks like we may have gone a bit over budget, but I guess we can maybe just scale down Ricardo's latrine programme and anyway at the rate he is going it will take weeks before anything is started. He has been doing all these surveys and focus group discussions and needs assessments, which is all well and good, but it seems a little bit like procrastinating to me. Well I am getting reading for my Holiday in Zanzibar with Jen. I will be leaving next week so I am a bit unsure of what to expect from the Holiday. Ok so till next time.



Dave (me)  Claudia

 Angelina   Ricardo  

 Claude      Christian

 Jen             Petra

 Bono          Dick

  Anne         Peter

 Veronique   Richard