I was having one of “those” conversations with a colleague in Haiti recently, the outline of which you can find here and here. What does work? What is the most important way to invest our time and resources? What is the “it” that will make a difference?
Luckily, I gave up the search for “it” a while ago. I have a different orientation to my role in the development space and it frees me from much of the swirl of thoughts that can de-motivate and confound us, especially after we’ve been working for a few years, and change still seems elusive and organizational life at times ridiculous.
“So why should we continue?” she asked me.
“Because of people like Don Popo.”
Congratulations to all the SIMA 2013 winners and nominees! I look forward to sharing the rest of my picks in the coming weeks!