Jindra Cekan, PhD

Primary Address:
CEKAN CONSULTING LLC
11814 Sweetpea Ct.
Tampa, FL 33635

Secondary Address:
Kolinska 5
130 00 Prague 3
Czech Republic

Services / issues

1. KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT

"Improving International Food Security" in LBX Journal (2011) link

Presentation on Appreciative Inquiry at Society for International Development's Knowledge Management group, 12/09 http://www.microlinks.org/multimedia/SID_AI/player.html 

Published "A Wealth of Knowledge: Case Studies in Learning from a PVO’s Most Precious Assets" article in Monday Developments with G. McAuliffe http://www.scribd.com/doc/17003730/MDDec2008

Dissemination of best practices and strategic analysis of optimal knowledge-sharing mechanisms within programs, across regions and across organizations. Appreciative understanding of best ways to capture and celebrate explicit and tacit knowledge for program success.

2. PROJECT DESIGN:

  • Gender analysis of project design
  • International food security and food aid
    • Sustainable small-scale agriculture
    • Microenterprise, especially women’s solidarity groups
    • Health and nutrition
    • Primary school education
  • HIV/AIDS in Africa
    • Prevention messages
    • Care/ support – especially for safety nets of AIDS-infected and their orphans
  • Rural Economic Development (see regions worked in)

3. MONITORING and EVALUATION (M&E)

  • Qualitative assessment/evaluation tools
  • Rapid/ Participatory Rural Appraisal

4. STAFF TRAINING and FACILITATION / TEACHING

  • Topics above
  • Facilitator of a process of change – restructuring, closer collaboration of departments/ staff, HQ and field offices, donor-grantee relations, inter-agency collaboration
  • Teaching
    • African development
    • Eastern European political change

5. STRATEGIC PLANNING and CONSULTING

  • Setting organizational goals and objectives
  • Marketing
  • Streamlining activities
  • Managing employees

6. RESEARCH and INTERVIEWING

  • Topics above (and see resume/ C.V. for details)