Someone has to say it. Four reasons why I am Michael Stipe-ing a Foreign Policy headline and why I don’t think aid cuts are the end of the world.
“They’re all a bunch of neocolonialists anyway.”
An uncomfortable silence fell upon the car.
Why we need to view “underdevelopment” as just one side of the coin.
What does racial justice have to do with the international “do-gooder” industry?
4 new ways to think about foreign aid’s role in fighting corruption around the world.
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.
The Social Impact Media Awards 2014 is an international documentary and video competition that champions the stories of grassroots change-makers.
Weh Yeoh of whydev.org argues that everything that we do in development is about selling a message. But how do we convince people when a message goes against the grain of what they already believe?
How many times had I been him? Just wanting to get through to the next stage to achieve those ever-elusive results? Demonstrating my own ignorance and intolerance? Wreaking havoc and unleashing anger as a result?
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.
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.
Why has Busan always made me think about George Harrison?
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.
To be a thought leader, you must do great work; communicate clearly, concisely and powerfully; and build a solid network of people ready and willing to hear what you have to say.