We are thwarted by the pandemic


This is stretching both our resources and our patience to the limit. AND beyond. The pandemic has enforced us into yet another lockdown – not the government – going by the people gaily tramping the streets oblivious to very real dangers. The Greens cannot take these issues lightly nor can we rightly ask our field staff to get on with work despite the ever increasing urgency to get the initial community touches done and the TOTs trained. We created a great action plan only to realize that given the situation in the country, attempting to execute it would be tantamount to murder even if we adhere to every pandemic related rule to the letter. It is that bad. So we decided to rethink the thinking. Its taking a bit more time but to do our best to minimize dangers, we will require protocols way beyond what the government enforces. We will also have to reconfigure practical training in a virtual environment and in agriculture that is a tall tall order. The lack of connectivity among the communities only compounds and already complex action problem. It is tough. Try as we might, there is no version of this where the communities, ourselves, our donors can together come  out on top. Well that’s not strictly true. Somewhere, out there, lurks a solution. Maybe. But we cannot see it. Not yet anyway. Sophie? Meet COLIBRI. uuuuuuuuuuurgh!

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