The questions I’m asking myself as 2015 comes to a close.
How-matters.org’s Friday feature! Sharing “For One Who Holds Power” by John O’Donohue
Opening your heart and thus becoming an effective aid worker is a conscious, intentional process that takes effort, persistence and a willingness to examine your thoughts, motives and emotions.
Sovereignty is both a quality to be developed and a right to be respected and defended. It is a particularly powerful concept when applied to organisation, suggesting authentic qualities, describing a home-grown resilience, an inside-out identity, the idea of an organisation being the expression of the free will of its own constituents.
Who will revolutionize the development industry? It’s those with a professional, but more importantly, a personal resolve to nurture alternative models of “development” that genuinely build on the dignity, knowledge, skills, culture, and abilities of local people.