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Posts Tagged ‘aid workers’

August 17th, 2014 - 2:56 pm § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

4 ways to survive (and enjoy!) your next leave

A seasoned aid worker shares his insights on how make peace with “home.” [...]

March 21st, 2014 - 8:46 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Your organisation isn’t going to help you. Help yourself.

"We...expect our pound of flesh. But rather than give aid workers the tools to do the job that is needed, we treat them with suspicion that they are incapable or weak when they need help." A guest post by Weh Yeoh.[...]

March 3rd, 2014 - 10:17 am § in Guest Bloggers

Exploring the tension between theory and practice in community development

Guest blogger Koissaba B.R. Ole writes that while researchers grapple with theories and frameworks to explain the causes of communities' challenges, development practitioners are right at the midst of them.[...]

February 27th, 2014 - 8:06 am § in Guest Bloggers, Uncategorized

Is the aid architecture crushing young aid workers?

If you could write a letter that would help thousands of other aid workers, what would you say?[...]

February 19th, 2014 - 7:43 am § in Uncategorized

“The Samaritans”: Why are some laughing? Some offended?

Al Jazeera's The Stream discusses the real-life inspiration for a new Kenyan TV comedy mocking aid workers and examines NGO culture around the world. [...]

February 2nd, 2014 - 9:23 am § in Uncategorized

#HowMatters

You won’t find yogurt or a grizzly bear here. When we talk about #HowMatters, it’s about how well-intentioned people often fall short of changing the lives of the people they want to help.[...]

November 24th, 2013 - 1:00 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

“Create” nothing: A new social good mantra

On one of the social good industry’s most killer assumptions: That in the developing world, nothing exists, i.e. that there’s a blank slate upon which our interventions can be built.[...]