Posts Tagged ‘international aid’

April 20th, 2012 - 6:00 am § in Poetry Pause

Friday’s Poetic Pause: Evaluation Led by Poetry?

"Little did Rumbidzai know that her poem would become a piece of art that would serve to illuminate the journey the partner organizations were about to begin." From "Narratives of Hope 'It Starts Within Us': Documenting Development Through Stories of Change", published by Weaver Press.[...]

April 19th, 2012 - 6:15 am § in Reflection & Rumination

And while we’re talking jargon…how about “innovation”?

What if we can re-conceptualize the term "innovation" for aid? What if what really makes something innovative is not the idea itself, but the learning that made it possible? [...]

April 18th, 2012 - 6:35 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Sustainability–some clarity please!

Basic services to people must be sustainable. Training workshops must not.[...]

April 16th, 2012 - 6:10 am § in Good Practice

What’s needed to put local champions at the forefront?

What's needed from aid workers, philanthropists, social entrepreneurs and do-gooders to put local champions at the forefront of aid? Jennifer Lentfer of shares her advice.[...]

April 15th, 2012 - 9:30 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Go deep or go wide?

Scaling up--it ain't easy. An explanation of the issues at hand.[...]

April 14th, 2012 - 1:15 pm § in Uncategorized

Bigger than Kony: Livetweeting an Open Discussion

My storify-ed livetweets from panel discussion on foreign policy & humanitarian aid efforts in Uganda & the Congo in response to the international media attention garnered by Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 campaign. With Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo, Milton Allimadi of Black Star News, a[...]

April 8th, 2012 - 10:05 am § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

“With the available resources we had…”

James Oonyu, the Founder and Director of Liregu Christian Grace Ministries, a faith-based community development organization based in Lira, Uganda, explains the capacity challenges his organization faces, as well as the very real challenges he faces in working with aid funders.[...]

April 1st, 2012 - 8:38 am § in Guest Bloggers, Reflection & Rumination

Whom do I actually serve?

“He further opines that even if the community has other ideas to suggest about the building project, these would have no room since, in essence, the beggar has no choice. Patrick reminds John that they are not employees of the local community, but rather are working for the NGO.” Guest post by A[...]

March 20th, 2012 - 9:30 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Cowboys & Farmers

Maybe my cowgirl dreams have finally come true. Because now…this farmer’s daughter is working for the aid cowboys. [...]

March 16th, 2012 - 11:00 am § in Poetry Pause

Friday’s Poetic Pause: “i carry your heart with me” by e. e. cummings

Goodbyes come. Poetry helps. Friday's Poetic Pause: [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] by e. e. cummings[...]