Posts Tagged ‘capacity building’

January 6th, 2013 - 10:15 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

13 thoughts for aid in 2013

As I was sitting in a year-end retreat, I started jotting down this list of things that the development aid world could use more of in 2013. I offer it as some food for thought for the year ahead. [...]

December 3rd, 2012 - 7:24 pm § in Good Practice, Reflection & Rumination

Thoughtful Conversations & Sideways Approaches: The Barefoot Guide Connection

When I first picked up and started reading The Barefoot Guide to Working with Organisations and Social Change almost four years ago, it was one of those strike-you-through-the-heart moments. Finally someone was talking about my role in aid.[...]

November 13th, 2012 - 10:31 pm § in #IntlDevComms, Guest Bloggers

How do you tell a compelling story about people in need that doesn’t simplify or stereotype?

The Social Impact Media Awards 2013 is an international documentary and video competition for independent filmmakers and those engaged in aid to champion the stories of grassroots change-makers that too often remain overlooked. [...]

October 22nd, 2012 - 10:55 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Don’t you talk about my…that way…

A colleague told me recently, “Working for an NGO, it’s like family. I can bad-mouth my mother, but you can’t.” A discussion of Tori Hogan’s new book, Beyond Good Intentions: A Journey Into the Realities of International Aid. [...]

October 15th, 2012 - 1:06 am § in Reflection & Rumination

The Ego and International Aid

…And that’s why it’s vital to have a trusted network of peers who can say to you frankly, “Hey, shut it. There may be another viewpoint you are not seeing.” [...]

September 3rd, 2012 - 7:11 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Development Work: A Labor of Love…and Paradox

Navigating the development sector’s inherent complexities is exactly the kind of work that does not lend itself to this dualistic thinking—A review of Inside the Everyday Lives of Development Workers: The Challenges and Futures of Aidland, edited by Anne-Meike Fechter and Heather Hindman. [...]