Posts Tagged ‘community ownership’

January 27th, 2013 - 6:19 pm § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers

Leading From Love: The attentiveness that brought accountability

“In his breakdown, he not only owned up to embezzlement, but also to having let down his own family, his community, his people, and the generations to come.” A guest post from Rajasvini Bhansali, Executive Director of IDEX.[...]

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. [...]

November 8th, 2012 - 6:11 am § in Reflection & Rumination

How are international aid projects like U.S. presidential elections?

You tell the voters/donors what they want to hear. You’re happy (though thoroughly exhausted) when the campaign is over/proposal is submitted, but the hard work is yet to come.[...]

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.” [...]