WISE Happenings | January 2020
With the coronavirus situation reaching DORSCON Level Orange in Singapore on 7 February 2020, and the possibility that it is spreading undetected in Indonesia and Cambodia, we are closely monitoring the situation and are putting in place measures to ensure the health and safety of our team members and participants.
Prototyping a ‘self-directed’ version of the Behaviour Change Hackathon
WISE is prototyping a version of the Behaviour Change Hackathon where participants get to participate in the hackathon at a pace that is comfortable for them. Instead of physical sessions, participants are provided with readings and videos to learn the material, and apply them to a problem statement that they are working on. By the end of the Self-directed Lab, participants would have selected a number of behaviour change techniques (BCTs) to effectively address their chosen problem.
We are currently prototyping the Self-Directed Lab with three WISE team members in Singapore aiming to reduce junk (advertising) mail. Are you interested to try the Lab out? Find out more here and reach out if you’re game!
Gathering more stories and folktales in Nagekeo, Indonesia
In Flores, WISE continued to learn about how traditional wisdom connected communities to their land. Having gone to Pagomogo Village and Anakoli Village in previous months, we then visited the residents of Danga Village. The project aims to develop this knowledge into a resource that activists and policymakers can use to inform environmental action in the regency.
Expanding the board in Singapore
With an eye to improving our governance and obtaining charitable status in Singapore, WISE appointed long-time volunteers Cai Lin and Lydia to join co-founder Yoke Pean on the board. We also amended our constitution in line with the requirements of the Commissioner of Charities. Our next steps will be to submit an application to register as a charity, which might take several months, then start reorganise our board composition to be representative of our team members and the stakeholders we serve and work with.