My conversation with Saaed Wame, founder and director of NACC in Malawi, on valuing community contributions, the challenges of child protection, and how numbers cannot portray the true value of his organization’s work. Support them on GlobalGiving!
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?
The story I’d rather hear about Madonna in Malawi – not as sexy, but WAY more important.
“People will disappoint you from time to time. You will also let people down. And as in our personal relationships, we have to re-commit every day to making them work. Relationships within international development are no different.” From my interview with partnershipmatters.org.
An estimated 25,000 participants from more than 185 countries will assemble in Washington D.C. next week for the XIX International AIDS Conference. How many of them have cared for a dying neighbor or comforted a grieving child?
Tanya Cothran, Executive Administrator at Spirit in Action, writes about how an idea, some information sharing, and a little bit of money can go a long way at the local level when people are behind an initiative.
Sharing my conversation with Saaed Wame, founder and director of local organization NACC in Malawi, on valuing community contributions, the challenges of child protection, and how numbers cannot portray the true value of his organization’s work.
Does the food received at a village feast versus a distribution of flag-emblazoned sacks nourish differently? My contribution to the Blog Action Day 2011.
In many ways, my work is focused on unanswered questions. What is development? Does it necessarily improve the poor’s lives? What kinds of beasts live in Malawi and how does one get into the chicken coup?
Highlighting This American Life’s Episode 444: Gossip (Originally aired 8/26/11), which covers research relevant to HIV prevention in Malawi.
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.
Live tweet transcript from Oxfam’s “The Road to Busan: Ensuring Citizens Drive Their Own Development” session at the World Bank/IMF spring meetings…and a Beatle sings about development?
In the wake of such tragedy in Japan, let us never forget the long-term, slow-moving disasters of poverty, inequality and injustice around the rest of the world, where funding IS readily needed.
1 country, 7 districts, 7 INGOs, $5 million and…161 indicators. Let’s aim for proportional expectations so we ensure monitoring and evaluation is a tool for learning and improvement, not just policing.