One of my favorite podcasts, The Moth, features New Voices Fellows from the Aspen Institute.
With Band Aid 30 controversy in the news, a so-called moron’s observations seem pretty insightful.
Stand Up Planet focuses on people as solutions through the lens of comedy. “Young, gifted and funny are good natural resources to have.”
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” ~Fred Rogers
Leaders from four African organizations sat down to give their “real”, though too-often-unheard insights on site visits from the perspective of the ones being visited.
Are we overlooking the capacity of local NGOs? My guest post on The Broker Online argues that rather than being the lowest common denominator of international assistance, local indigenous organizations should be regarded as the fundamental unit of effective development aid.
South African child-focused NGO, dlalanathi, reflects on the critical elements of their organization’s success and offers advice to other organizations in the midst of growth or change.
Are we overlooking the capacity of local NGOs? Rather than being the lowest common denominator of international assistance, indigenous organizations should be regarded as the fundamental unit of effective development aid.
“‘The system’ whereby foreign donors give handouts, and not sustainable initiatives that are drawn from the needs of the communities, is a problem.” ~R.F.M. community activist, Zimbabwe
Organizational development is a discipline that needs to become more central to the practice of the development sector as a whole, not just a small professional enclave.
A continuing list of 5 more ideas for changes in international development policy and practice. “Development policy needs to be kept real.”
We all know it’s easier to identify problems and critique. Here’s a starting list of 5 ideas for changes in international development policy and practice.
“The kids in Africa were soooo amazing and so darn cute.” And so, the smoke poured out of my ears before I could even have my morning coffee.
Yes, the paradigm of development can break our hearts. But everyday, we have a choice. Will we slump into the system? Or will we challenge the parts of it that prevent us from feeling and exhibiting compassion?