Archives for January 2012

New Year’s Resolutions that will help ColaLife

1 Get Fit! OK, so you may be pretty fit already but you can always get fitter. So why not do something a bit challenging at the same time, with loads of other people and help a good cause too. ColaLife is the charity partner for this year’s ‘Lionheart Cyclosportive’ which takes place on Sunday, […]

Moving towards District selection

Crunch time is approaching in terms of which Districts we select for the ColaLife trial. The ‘tension’ between the desire to go for what academics call a ‘randomised cluster trial’ – the gold standard in trial design – and the practicality you encounter on the ground; the way free markets work and the impact of the personality […]

Chongwe, Luangwa, Nyimba, Petauke and Katete

Note to self . . . never leave Lusaka with anything less than a full tank of fuel. I’m always up for a bit of excitement, but our trip to Eastern Province this week proved a little more exciting than is comfortable – on various fronts. If you’d like to share some of the sights, […]

The ColaLife Office, 11 Katemo Road, Lusaka

This is just a quick note to register the fact that we’ve hit another milestone and have moved into our new office at 11 Katemo Road, Lusaka. We are being hosted by TMSA, a programme of COMESA our accountable body. It feels slightly strange. This is the first office I’ve worked in since leaving Defra […]

UNICEF issues request for Expressions of Interest

UNICEF, one of our local partners in the ColaLife trial, or the ColaLife Operational Trial Zambia (COTZ) as it is formally known, have today issued a request for Expressions of Interest to carry out the evaluation of the COTZ project. Further details including links toi the full details of the request can be found here: https://colalife.org/eoi Please […]

Supply chain theory in 140 characters

One of the good things about Twitter is that in concentrates the mind. Can you get your thought, your hypothesis, your joke or witticism down to just 140 characters? As we’ve got deeper and deeper into the ColaLife project a hypothesis has been developing about supply chains. I’ve been trying to get this hypothesis down to 140 […]

Request for Expressions of Interest | ColaLife Trial Monitoring & Evaluation

UNICEF, one of our local partners in the ColaLife trial, or the ColaLife Operational Trial Zambia (COTZ) as it is formally known, have issued a request for Expressions of Interest to carry out the evaluation of the COTZ project. Further details including links toi the full details of the request can be found here: https://colalife.org/eoi Please pass this […]

Things take off everywhere

This week has been a high-energy week. It has really felt like ColaLife has taken off here in Zambia while others beaver away in other countries. Let me deal with the trial first. On Tuesday, supported by our trial advisor Rohit, in Canada, UNICEF Zambia issued a call for Expressions of Interest in the monitoring and […]