REVOLUTIONISING DEVELOPMENT: WHOSE FUTURE COUNTS?

By Melissa Leach, STEPS Centre director I first worked with Robert Chambers as a research assistant when I was little more than an undergraduate myself. In the book ‘Revolutionising Development’, launched last Friday, I write about the specific piece of research we did together, and its legacies. However, over twenty years as a colleague at…

CLTS CONFERENCE: SANITATION TIPPING POINT

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member Robert Chambers, research associate at Institute of Development Studies, opened the conference by saying it was an opportunity for insights, ideas and for maximising learning. The three stages of participatory methodologies come in to play when talking about CLTS, said Robert. The first stage is excitement and a huge…

ON VIDEO: FARMER FIRST REVISITED

At the Farmer First Revisited workshop last week we made videos of some participants talking about thier involvement in farmer participation in agricultural research. Watch Robert Chambers, Paul Van Mele, Lucy Mwangi, David Howlett, Yunita Winarto and others speaking to Susanna Thorp of WRENmedia, publisher of the New Agriculturalist, with video by Gary Edwards.

WORLD WATER DAY 2007: STEPS CENTRE PODCAST

The STEPS Centre is marking World Water Day 2007 with its first podcast, in which STEPS member and IDS Fellow, Lyla Mehta, and IDS Research Associate, Robert Chambers, talk about what they believe are the most pressing issues for water and sanitation. Click here to listen to the STEPS Centre podcast (5.21 mins, 3MB) Subscribe…

WORLD WATER DAY 2007: SPEND LESS TO ACHIEVE MORE

By ROBERT CHAMBERS, research associate, Institute of Development Studies Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) is a radical participatory approach in which mainly rural communities are facilitated to analyse their practice of open defaecation and its effects and through disgust and self-respect decide to take action to stop it. Typically this takes a matter of weeks…