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February 17th, 2014 - 9:36 am § in Guest Bloggers

Aid, Africa, corruption, and colonialism…revisited

Guest blogger Barongo ba Kafuuzi Ateenyi argues that aid's failures should not be blamed on the initiators of the projects—the foreigners—but the very home country systems that compromise its people.[...]

February 10th, 2013 - 6:00 pm § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

When local leaders say, ‘Thanks but no thanks.’

"...part of me wanted to say to Abel, the hell with the cultural traditions, and to hell with the government! These kids need an education...But that part of me shut up (mostly)." A guest post by Scott Fifer of GO Campaign[...]

February 1st, 2013 - 7:46 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Listening to local leaders: Just more data points?

By making the argument that local leaders have something we (organizations) need from them (information), we don't yet overcome the centrality and the hierarchy with which aid organizations portray themselves in the global development equation. [...]

August 31st, 2012 - 7:00 am § in Poetry Pause

Friday’s Poetry Pause: “They Have Threatened Us With Resurrection” by Julia Esquivel

How-matters.org’s Friday feature! Sharing “They Have Threatened Us With Resurrection” by Julia Esquivel[...]

August 5th, 2011 - 6:40 am § in Uncategorized

Behind the Barricades, There Is Happiness

Richard Moore, founder of Children in Crossfire in Derry, Ireland, discusses the figurative blind spots for many people as they become involved in aid work. Richard, who was literally blinded by a British soldier at the age of 10, also discusses the value of community and the power of vulnerability.[...]

February 11th, 2011 - 6:44 am § in Good Practice, Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

Missionaries, Mercenaries & Misfits: How two aid workers came full circle in the development world

"Suddenly a deep and dark realization set in..Had we become the aid worker equivalent of ambulance chasers?" A guest post by Renee Martyna and Steve Munroe of Satori Worldwide.[...]