Tuesday, 3 June 2014

What is missing from Eric in #Rwanda?

1 -2 -1 with Eric in Chez John restaurant
Team Rwanda in Kigali
 Last week I travelled to Rwanda for a few days to see Eric Iyaremye our Grow Country Manager. Not having been since December last year we have only communicated by phone, Skype and email for the last 5 months.

Eric and our intern Grace Marline, came to pick us up from the airport. I spent some time looking at Eric and thinking what is different about you today, trying to work out what had changed. I am used to seeing Eric on a lap top...it was the lap top frame that was missing from my view of him! Skype is an excellent way for companies to stay connected especially charities. However, there is no substitute for face to face meetings.

Our first day together was spent in a 1-2-1 discussing the our strategy for Rwanda, the challenges that he faces in his role and then delivery plans for our exciting new project for 2015!

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