Ethiopia 2015 Itinerary

This itinerary may vary slightly depending on local conditions. A full day-by-day itinerary is sent to all participants after acceptance of their application. The Program will run subject to minimum numbers and will have a maximum of 15 participants.


Proposed Itinerary for  Ethiopia 2015

Week 1:

Arrive in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Settle into Hotel and begin orientation. Graham Romanes leads us in understanding Ethiopia’s history and context as Susan Black leads us into the community development journey understanding the technology of the poor following the stories of the people Introduction to the Ethiopian team and culture. Short visits to local projects and briefings including the history of Ethiopia as the home of coffee and the impact of trade on the nation Briefing from Tadesse Mekele Director of Oromia Coffee Farmer’s Co-operative Union

Week 2:

Fly to Mekele, capital of Tigray and home to REST. Briefing on the work of REST and the desert context in which people live and work. Break into small teams and depart for rural projects.
ethiopiaVisits with local projects and communities Regroup in Hawzien for debriefing and for the final session to build a holistic understanding of a people-centred approach and explore how to apply our experience on our return home. Here we will also have our closing ceremony for the formal part of the program.

Participants have the choice of returning to Addis Ababa or continue their Ethiopian travels from here.

ethiopiaWe can assist in organising additional travel to expereince the rich history and culture of Ethiopia: visiting Axum to see UNESCO world heritage listed sites of stelae, palaces and tombs; Gondar and the palace; Bahir Dar to enjoy Lake Tana Monasteries and Lalibela’s famous rock-hewn churches.

  • Anniversary India 2015

    See the World through different eyes!

    An anniversary travel experience for
      • Those who have travelled with us previously
      • Reliving some of the excitement of the CLP trips
      • Meeting old friends and partners in India
      • Catching up with where Development thinking is at

    NOVEMBER 2015


    If you want to see the cities & sights, be inspired, see some solutions to poverty and injustice, experience the culture and village life, and travel with others you can talk to, then you may be one of those who would enjoy our ANNIVERSARY JOURNEY TO INDIA.

    This is a unique 18 day travel and learning journey. It is designed for those who have travelled with us over the past 20 years and are keen to reconnect with India, catch up with the development thinking currently as well as Indian friends and guides, and travel with like minded people keen to enjoy each others company. We also welcome partners or those who are coming for the first time seeking a personal experience that covers both urban and rural  India. It will gently open you to the culture, people and development issues in modern India.

    Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we reconnect with people and together experience and discuss India …development …social issues

    Information on details and costs

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