The Listening Project

27 Sep

“The Listening Project” by CDA Collaborative Learning Projects shouldn’t feel novel, revolutionary and genius. This should be common practice! Or, until then, required reading.

Here’s more.


4 Responses to “The Listening Project”

  1. Sherine Jayawickrama September 27, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    Thanks for highlighting the work of the Listening Project. I wanted to make a small correction that it is not a project of the Hauser Center, but rather of CDA Collaborative Learning Projects. Their work on engaging a diversity of perspectives on how the aid system works and listening for a variety of views is valuable. You are quite right that it should be common practice, but the unfortunate reality is that it isn’t! Dayna Brown, who directs the Listening Project, is writing a series of posts on the Hauser Center’s Humanitarian & Development NGOs blog. Her most recent post is here:

  2. zuzka September 28, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    Sherine, thank you for the correction! I updated the post.

  3. Dayna Brown September 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    Thanks for this link and for the support of the Listening Project. You are right that it should not be novel, but rather routine. Until that time, I do hope people will read our reports and issues papers to see what people have to say.

    One correction–we did not do a Listening Exercise in Hungary, so that was not our report you are referring to. Our field visit reports are full of stories, quotes, and examples from people on the receiving end of aid efforts and they will give readers much food for thought. You can download them all at our website at


    • zuzf September 30, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

      Hi Dayna. I think I see what happened. I clicked on the “Field Activities” link under the “Countries” tab in the left menu while lookin at the Listening Project on this link:

      It seems that that took me to see all activities of the CDA instead of just the listening project.

      I will make sure to update my post and to read an actual Listening Project report. I was indeed looking forward to the quotes and the stories 🙂

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