Time and distance is no barrier when it comes to virtual action learning. Action learning set members working on different sides of the world and in different time zones can meet virtually and work together to tackle world changing issues. One such set met recently to share ideas for developing new land tools and to progress work on tenure security for women in Muslim communities. Participants are from Columbia (where it was 2.00 am), Palestinian Jerusalem, Cairo, Nairobi and Paris with Ruth Cook facilitating from Somerset.
As a consultant with UN-HABITAT Global Land Tools Network (GLTN), Ruth recently introduced action learning at a three day workshop in Cairo which aimed to develop land policies for women that can be promoted within Islamic law. Meeting as a virtual set enables key stakeholders to continue to tackle the issue using the powerful process of action learning.