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July 14th, 2015 - 8:45 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Ideas that never made it to the page

A list of the posts I didn't write over the last year or so. [...]

July 26th, 2013 - 10:19 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Time to listen? Time to address our personal barriers

6 things that inhibit our ability to listen to those on the receiving end of aid [...]

June 5th, 2013 - 8:11 am § in Reflection & Rumination

Palestinian civil society leaders: Reinforce us, don’t replace us.

Grassroots civil society activists from Palestine discuss their experiences with international aid in this Special Mention Award Winner of the Social Impact Media Awards. [...]

February 3rd, 2013 - 3:00 pm § in Guest Bloggers

Game on: It’s time to stop looking at development issues as a matter of emergency

"There are better approaches that can be employed to make sure that our development approach is participatory and strategic. But if we continue to force on communities ideologies born out of top-down approaches, we are not going to see the impact and change we desire." A guest post by Clement N. Dla[...]

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. [...]

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[...]

March 6th, 2012 - 11:02 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Bad guys, good guys, and the people in between

On Invisible Children's latest Kony2012 campaign: What does "the founder's inability to just 'stay' with Jacob in that dark, low moment" [when he talks about how much he misses his slain brother] say about the organization's approach?[...]

April 17th, 2011 - 6:18 pm § in Reflection & Rumination

Got ‘Em: An Evaluation Story

The evaluation report was scathing, but I felt honest. And given the sharing of the preliminary results, it should have hardly come as a surprise…But it did.[...]