For the month of June 2017 I worked as a Monitoring & Evaluation Fellow for MIT D-Lab. My assignment was to travel and explore the qualitative impacts of D-Lab’s Creative Capacity Building (CCB) training in Uganda. I began by undergoing a CCB Training of Trainers myself, helping me gain a first hand perspective of what each community member had experienced and providing the foundation from which I could formulate my questions and understand potential points of impact. It followed with a journey to 11 villages across Uganda.
My community visits and conversations aimed to provide qualitative support of the impacts shown in a Randomized Control Trial started in 2013. This case study is a collection of stories uncovered during my deep dive into selected communities that underwent CCB in Uganda. The cases in this study were chosen because they demonstrate variety of impacts CCB has on communities. In particular there cases illustrate a progression of impacts, from personal income generation, to adaptation to external shocks, to advancement of community development goals.
MIT D-Lab Creative Capacity Building
Nancy Adams, MIT D-Lab Communications Officer