Holly Ashley

Co-Editor, Participatory Learning and Action

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Participatory approaches, editorial, publications and marketing and website development.

Before IIED

BA (English, RHUL)
MSc Architecture Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies (UEL/Centre for Alternative Technology)

Current work

Co-Editor of Participatory Learning and Action (PLA), the world's leading informal journal on participatory approaches and methods, aimed at practitioners, researchers, academics and activists. All articles are peer-reviewed by an international editorial board. Published twice a year and free to readers in the Global South.

Holly's involvement in recent issues includes PLA 60 - Community-based adaptation to Climate Change and PLA 61Tales of shit: Community-led total sanitation in Africa. Recently PLA has been experimenting with participatory writeshops as one way to support practitioners to contribute to themed issues. Practitioners, particularly those from the South, face a range of barriers to sharing their learning and reflections with a wider audience. Their experiences are exactly those we want to capture. Writeshops help to build capacity to write in a supportive environment and create shared ownership of a publication. See links below for more information.