22 December 2008

Burundi consultancy training

A 5-day INSP training event recently took place in Bujumbura in Burundi from the 15th - 19th December. INSP consultant Manoel Madeira from the street paper Macadam in France worked with staff, volunteers from the Burundian Association for Sport and Culture (ABSC). The event was also attended by prospective vendors of what will be Burundi's first-ever street paper.

3 November 2008

Consultancy training in Kenya

INSP Consultant Bonnie Olson, Seattle, ran a 5-day consultancy and training week in Nairobi with 6 members of The Big Issue Kenya team. She helped to re-organise the project and to hire a more diverse Board of Directors to provide further support to the local group.
INSP consultant Bonnie Olson with the group in Kenya

31 October 2008

Scottish Government fund Malawi's first-ever street paper

INSP received great funding news this month. The Scottish Government has awarded a 3-year grant to help support INSP partner, ‘Cultural Awakening Society' in Malawi. The project will build upon the initial INSP street paper development training held in August. Preparations for the launch of Malawi's first-ever street paper are now underway and the local team are delighted by the funding news and are ready to go!

8 October 2008

INSP Board Meeting

The second face-to-face board meeting of this year took place in Glasgow at the end of September. All members of the board attended the 4-day meeting, along with INSP staff. The packed schedule made for a constructive meeting with very positive outcomes, incorporating members' views and feedback.

INSP's focus is now on pushing forward with the Marketing and Fundraising plans to ensure that the network continues to grow and develop. Throughout the week, we also had the opportunity to meet with some of INSP funders and partners from Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Government. We also met with INSP's lawyer Ian Meiklejohn and former INSP Honorary President Mel Young.

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30 June 2008

2008 Conference

INSP's 13th Annual Conference 2008: ‘Speaking from the Ground Up: Street Papers Challenging Global Perspectives on Poverty' was held in Glasgow, Scotland - INSP's global headquarters.

This year's event also featured the first-ever ‘International Street Paper Awards,' celebrating the fantastic work of INSP publications from around the world. It took take place at the prestigious Kelvingrove Art Gallery in Glasgow. See the Conference Report for details of the winners.
2008 conference delegates