So as I wrote yesterday, I went to Panama for a UNICEF training on my big love – Communication for Development, and MoRES (Monitoring Results for Equity Systems). The training was organized jointly by the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean and the C4D section in NYHQ, and we got a full week packed with information, presentations, exercises and clinics. It was great to meet familiar faces and some old colleagues and friends again, and meeting up with people who work on similar things and face similar challenges is always refreshing and inspiring. We exchanged ideas, support and thoughts, and we really learnt a lot from the experts and from each other. It was very busy (we didn’t even have coffee breaks!) but it was worth all the stress, and in the end I really felt like I had grown a lot in my understanding of how to integrate both C4D and MoRES in my work and in our Country Programme in Belize. Just the feeling a training is supposed to give you. Thanks all!
I was going to Panama City for a workshop on C4D and MoRES organized by the UNICEF Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, but since I’ve never been in the city before I really wanted to get a taste of it now that I had the opportunity. I changed my tickets so that I would have a day before and the weekend after the workshop to explore a little bit of town, and Luc came with me. I took a lot of photos, so I’ll try to somehow split them up by work and pleasure.
Panama City was really an interesting place to be in and I was delirious with joy at the amount of food options available and cool street art all around. We went to the cinema twice, had nice food every day, went crazy in a grocery store and went all in on shopping and walking around. There were no limits to the pleasures. And we stayed in a fantastic little apartment at a perfect spot in Casco Viejo. :)