Author Archives: Aidan Kelly

About Aidan Kelly

Problem solver, creative thinker, leader, environmentalist, physicist, photographer, observer of the World, believer in making a better future for all

Originally posted on Citizens' Eye Derby:
The 1st of June each year signals many things such as the coming of summer, but it’s also the the start of Volunteers’ Week.  This special week celebrates the role and work that volunteers across the country…

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My letter to Bill Gates

On Tuesday afternoon (24th January) I found out that my application to be a Global Poverty Ambassador had been successful.  The programme, which is run by the NGO Global Poverty Project is currently touring the United States.  This year they have partnered … Continue reading

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Planning your next innovation

I follow lots of different people in the Twittersphere, as it’s known, who tweet on subjects as diverse as project management through to community development, innovation and technology, culture, and international development.  Quite a range!  Serendipity recently presented me with two … Continue reading

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Community Organising, the Big Society and John James

Who’s John James I hear you ask…..or maybe you know already.  Personally, I’d never heard of the guy but I now have a CD of his on my ipod thanks to a fortuitous conversation I had with Andy Smith at … Continue reading

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Out of the corporate frying pan into the world of community empowerment

For the past 18 months I’ve had the privilege of delivering the Community Voices programme at Media Trust.  There is a lot I can say about the programme, its achievements, and challenges, how proud I feel to be part of … Continue reading

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PRINCE2 – less paperwork, more communication required

As I near the completion of the Community Voices programme I have found it helpful to reflect on my performance over that period, in particular what I’ve learnt about programme and project management.  My view of project management methodologies has changed during … Continue reading

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Cola Life

As part of some research I was doing on digital inclusion, just over a year ago, I was reading the blog posts of the highly respected social reporter, David Wilcox, who I had met a few months earlier at the … Continue reading

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