Interesting blogs, stories and experiences by our development workers.

Progressio development workers are experienced and professionally qualified specialists who offer skills, expertise and knowledge that is not available locally. The key role of our development workers is to transfer their skills and knowledge to our partner organisations. Together with the partner organisations, they work alongside local people, supporting them to find solutions to the problems they face.

Personal Experience: Walter Otis Tapfumaneyi

Walter, from Zimbabwe, works as an Advocacy and Communication Adviser, alongside the Zimbabwe AIDS Prevention and Support Organisation and the National Employment Council for the Transport Operating Industry.

What is your work background?

Before joining Progressio, I worked as HIV and AIDS Programme Manager for Panos Southern Africa (PSAf). PSAf uses media and communications to ensure that the development agenda is shaped and driven by the most affected members of Southern Africa’s communities.


Experiencia Personal: Alberto Vásquez

AlbertoAlberto, de nacionalidad hondureña, fue hasta poco tiempo un cooperante de Progressio/Christian Aid, con la Asociación Ecología, Tecnología y Cultura en los Andes - ETC ANDES, donde trabajo como Cooperante en Estrategias de Comunicación para Incidencia Política en Cambio Climático.

Personal Experience: Margaret Happy

Margaret Happy, from Uganda, was a Progressio Development Worker in Timor-Leste with Rede Feto, a national network of women’s organisations, from May 2010 to December 2011. 

What have you done since leaving Progressio and what are you currently doing?

After leaving Progressio, I worked as a Consultant for Hanns R Neumann Stiftung (HRNS), an international organisation that promotes sustainable development, in particular in coffee producing countries.

Personal Experience: Daniela Peirano

Daniela with a group of colleagues from Association des Femmes Fonds Parisien Pour le Développement, in a Haitian border community. Daniela is holding a kwokitol - a type of local doughnut. This initiative was part of a micro-enterprise project with Haitian women, supported by Daniela/Progressio and Hermanas Vedrunas. 

Daniela Peirano, from Chile, was a development worker with Progressio in the Domincan Republic and Haiti, from May 2010 to September 2011.