Archives for October 2013

The Cola Road UK Premier | Introduction and Q&A

Courtesy of The RSA, here is a recording of the introduction and the Q&A session that followed the UK premiere of the ColaLife documentary – The Cola Road – on 23/10/13 in London. Listen on SoundCloud The introduction is by Andy Chapman, the ColaLife Chair of trustees. The Q&A panel Chairman is Peter Day, the BBC’s Global […]

Kit Yamoyo packaging – looking to the future

ColaLife’s Kit Yamoyo has really captured the world’s imagination. Users in poor villages in Zambia, who helped us in the design process, really like it and so do top designers, philanthropists, judges of ethics, public health and international development specialists. In the 12-month trial retailers bought 25,000 of them. Last month the Kit Yamoyo was […]

Moving from trial to scale-up – the transition from COTZ to KYTS

Since our midline survey (6 months into the trial) in Mar-13 indicated that our work was having positive impacts, we have been developing a plan to move to a national scale-up. A key objective here was to keep the flow of kits going into the trial areas where mothers and care-givers have started to rely […]

An overview of our scale-up plan – KYTS – our approach

In our last blog post we outlined our aspiration to move seamlessly from the ColaLife Operational Trial in Zambia (COTZ) to a national scale-up which we are calling the KYTS Project (Kit Yamoyo Transition to Scale Project) and we explained how we intended to achieve this. This blog post describes the overall approach we intend to […]

The framework of our scale-up plan – KYTS

This is the third and final blog post describing our scale-up plans. The first looked at how we intend to move from the current trial (COTZ) to the scale-up while continuing the flow of kits into the trial areas. The second described the approach we are taking to the scale-up itself and this one looks […]

DfID Zambia say “yes” to ColaLife Scale-up Plan

We are delighted to announce that DfID Zambia (the UK’s Department for International Development in Zambia) have committed, ahead of other donors, to fund ColaLife’s activities in Zambia until the end of Jun-14. This is fantastic news as it ensures one of our key objectives, that there should be a ‘no-gap’ transition from the current […]

What Plum Neasmith did for ColaLife

Do you buy original art? Are you moving house and need more than a few posters to hang on the wall? If you do or are, then please visit ArtPlatform, a brilliant initiative founded by Nicole Herbert. ArtPlatform is a market place for art that also supports selected charities. The way it works is that artists […]