Venessa You get so caught up in the day to day, so I really enjoyed that experience [Learning Alliance and visit to Mexico,] to reflect and think that there is something I can try in South Africa. It’s funny, sometimes you have to go out of your own country to gain perspective.
Venessa Padayachee | National Institute of Crime Prevention and Reintegration of Offenders  | South Africa
Adolf You might have thought about something in your home country, and you may be wondering, “is it possible?” […] And then you get the opportunity to go into a study tour and you realize [your idea] can be more than a dream; that it’s possible; realizable. It can be done.
Adolf Awuku Bekoe | Domestic Violence Coalition | Ghana

Name: Cecilia Toledo
Organization: Fundar
Country: Mexico

kehinde [The ELLA Learning Alliances] provide a unique and innovative opportunity for global exchange of knowledge and vital information with an impressive parade of knowledgeable participants cutting across different fields of specialisation.
Kehinde Adegbite | Nigeria
Alic [ELLA] was a great experience, especially online. We could access information at the appropriate time and could also share our experiences to inform others what is the context in our country.
Alice Mocheche | Centre for Citizen’s Empowerment Programme | Kenya

Name: Ayobami Ojebode
Organization: University of Ibadan
Country: Nigeria

victor The new knowledge I gained from the [Domestic Violence] Learning Alliance has informed the decision of my organisation to undertake more research and advocacy on Domestic Violence. We have increased our partnership base from 5 to 10 other NGOs and Law Enforcement points.
Victor C. Eze | Nigeria
Ram-chandra I’m pretty confident that the learning I had from ELLA helped me to widen my work as a consultant. The experience gave me a lot of opportunities to learn and helped me to enhance my capabilities and to build my confidence.
Ram Chandra Khanal | Nepal

Name: Akosua K. Darkwah
Organization: Centre for Gender Studies and Advocacy (CEGENSA)
Country: Ghana


July 2017
[ELLA Community blog series] Beyond Stated Objectives: How a south-south research project developed the skills of a university department
This article was written by Oyewole Adekunle Oladapo, doctoral student and tutorial assistant in the Department of Communication and Language Arts, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He was part the research team at Ibadan University that led, alongside colleagues from FundaUngo in El Salvador, the ELLA comparative research on community-based crime prevention.
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May 2017
[ELLA Community blog series] Pastoralism and Culture in Karamoja Region
This article has been written by Loupa Pius of the Dodoth Agro-pastoralist Development Organization (DADO). Pius is a member of the ELLA Community; he has taken part in the Learning Alliance and Study Tour on Pastoralism and Land Tenure, and was an ELLA LEAP Award recipient. The following article discusses the plight of pastoralists in the Karamoja in the face of changing public policies regarding land tenure in Uganda.
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