Archive for December 2010

Vicky Seymour
Posted 20 December 2010
As one of the DFID Bloggers veterans - has it really been two years already? – I've been given the honour of shortlisting the best of our blogs from 2010. So, which was your favourite? Browse through the top ten I've picked out below, and click on the circles to choose. Then scroll to the [...]

Posted 15 December 2010
Last week, because of the weather, you may have had to walk to work. But when you get into your car most mornings you probably don't think twice about the journey ahead. Roads are built and maintained in the UK everyday. And if you're like me, you take all this work for granted - except [...]

Ian Attfield
Posted 13 December 2010
Requests from visiting colleagues to see our work on the ground is a regular occurrence. These trips are not just useful for the visitors, but they also allow me to investigate the programmes I support and see the impact of broader development initiatives. Recently I accompanied visitors on a trip to Chitungwiza, a sprawling suburb on the edge [...]

Simon Lucas
Posted 10 December 2010
My name is Simon Lucas and I've been working on energy, agriculture, roads and forestry projects in poor countries for the last 20 years. I'm also a keen white water kayaker, so when I heard of a job in Nepal with DFID I leapt at it - who could want for more? A great job [...]

Shantanu Mitra
Posted 2 December 2010
I’ve been catching up with work and colleagues in the office this week, after a hectic few weeks attending various international meetings in Delhi, where the lovely weather usually attracts visitors this time of year. Actually, there seems to be interesting seminars and conferences on climate change all year round in Delhi – far more [...]

Neil Squires
Posted 1 December 2010
It was fantastic to have the opportunity to visit Manica province recently, and to see the hard work being undertaken by dedicated health workers in a number of different health centres. So, to help celebrate World AIDS 2010 I am posting a picture from this recent trip showing the waiting area in Sussundenga Health Centre, [...]