A self-described aid agnostic shares his thoughts on CDA Collaborative Learning Project’s new book, “Time to Listen: Hearing People on the Receiving End of International Aid.”
Good Fortune is an Emmy-winning PBS documentary that is a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit.
“Suddenly a deep and dark realization set in..Had we become the aid worker equivalent of ambulance chasers?” A guest post by Renee Martyna and Steve Munroe of Satori Worldwide.
I believe that our role as “outsiders,” whether we are working for a multilateral donor in Nairobi or having wanderlust dreams during our unfulfilling job in Ohio, must be about getting community leaders the resources that they need to address their own priorities.
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?
Good Fortune is a documentary airing currently on PBS. It is a provocative exploration of how massive international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the very communities they aim to benefit.
Answers to: “If you personally could do one thing to change “the system” of foreign aid and development assistance, what would you do?” The number and diversity of responses has been overwhelming…and it keeps coming.