“Imagine four housewifes in your neighbourhood. One has a chocolate, the second – 2 eggs, the third – some butter and sugar, the forth – some flour. With the exception of chocolate, there is little use of ingredients by themselves. But together they can make a chocolate cake.”
I would replace “housewifes” with neighbours, any neighbors.
If you are not a chocolate-lover, replace it with fruit or another preferred ingredient. The process and the end-result is what matters most.
So, next time i am asked why involve the civil society in project design and implementation, i’ll make sure i have all the ingredients in my bag. I might look like a housewife just back from the market, but the result matters in this case, not the impression i might make.
The “how” in the equation on the involvement of civil society in projects is a topic for another post. TBContinued.