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About jocknoble

I have worked in thirty countries with most time spent in India, Kenya, Indonesia, USA , Australia and Armenia. My current role with World Vision International is as a Livelihoods Advisory based in Manila. Before this I spent 4 years based in Armenia leading an economic development learning hub for 10 countries across the Middle East and Eastern Europe. I spent 8 years with World Vision Australia where I founded and lead the Social Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Unit (SEED), a team of economic development specialists,to establish and support innovative initiatives in poor communities from Africa to the Asia Pacific, Senegal to Timor Leste.. I believe the reason people are poor is that they do not have enough money and our challenge is to help instill hope and a genuine sense of self-belief, starting with those of us who somehow work in development. I was the founder and CEO of Diversity@work Australia Inc, a social enterprise developing innovative models, strategies and educational programs to strengthen companies through diversity and inclusion. I hold a Master of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and a Masters of Strategic Foresight from Swinburne University in Melbourne, post-graduate studies in Not for Profit Management at Georgetown University and Negotiation and Conflict Management at Latrobe University Melbourne. I was the Carey Medal winner for 2007 for exceptional and outstanding service to the community. So it goes Published Books: 'Postcards - What am I doing here' (2016) which is a collection of my blogs along with selected photographs, and Stores from the Road - Ten stories for workers in international development (2016)

Who I am

My work is problem solving in ways that assist people and communities to see the possibilities around them and as a result to be stronger economically and to  live happier and more fulfilled lives. For the last thirteen years I … Continue reading

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How I work

I try to take approaches that combine proven academic theory with the practical hands on experience of myself and others. I believe in a generative process where the answers to challenges emerge as the work unfolds. In development I am … Continue reading

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What I do

My work has been focused primarily in, India, Kenya, Senegal, Indonesia, USA , Australia and Armenia. My current role with World Vision International is to lead a global team of advisers, specializing in economic, agricultural and small business development, markets systems and  … Continue reading

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Armenia: Salt on the tail of the bird of my soul

I  came to Armenia a little over 4 years ago; it was the first time. I had never met anyone who said they were Armenian, never heard anyone speak the name of its proud capital, Yerevan or glimpsed any or … Continue reading

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Jock Noble – Capability Statement

  Jock Noble – Capability Statement Performance My 12 years with World Vision has all been focused on livelihoods and economic development initiatives in communities that are poor. In livelihoods my experience ranges from working directly in communities, alongside our … Continue reading

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States of Being Poor

States of being poor ………for testing with personas (very draft)  Not Poor:  Life conditions are such that people have the personal capabilities and worldviews, individual resources, supportive community environment and essential community services to care for themselves and their children and … Continue reading

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Advice from an Integral Friend

Advice from an Integral Friend In an organization you can find yourself presiding over a range of activities and programs that seem to make some sense on their own but are difficult to conceive of and articulate as being something … Continue reading

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