After you finish

Medical Insurance

May 21, 2010 - 6:05pm

Hello everybody,

Otimização de Sites

May 4, 2010 - 4:51am

Alguns Links:

Weitzenegger's Calender on Training and Events

November 22, 2009 - 12:30am

Follow the major development cooperation training and events on our Calendar:

"I'm so glad you're back!" Hmm....

June 10, 2009 - 10:27pm

I just returned from a few months refugeecamp. Met some wonderful people, pretty much got to do what I wanted to accomplish, so to be honest I had a mighty good time!

Peace Brigades International

November 17, 2008 - 9:50am

Peace Brigades International

Does anybody has experience with Peace Brigades International? What is their reputation?

Did you feel like this when you returned home?

September 22, 2008 - 10:05pm

Many thanks to those who have helped in the understanding of the personal changes and perceptions of aid experiences from by filling in the returnees questionnaire for the University of Nottingham res

Post mission responses from aid workers

September 8, 2008 - 2:59pm

Thank you to all those who have contacted me about your experiences and have contributed to researching the unique experiences of aid workers post mission.

Returnees from any mission - your opinions wanted

September 1, 2008 - 12:10pm

Any returnees:
I have been involved in aid work both as a field worker, project manager and more recently as a psychologist seeing people on their return from missions.

Spinning your wheels? Is your work working?

May 28, 2008 - 12:45pm

Working for the one of the largest American NGOs, I am seeing so much work and effort going in and very little poverty alleviation coming out.

Helping after you leave

July 26, 2007 - 4:19am

Have you, upon finishing an assignment in the developing world, maintained contact with an NGO where you served, helping them with fund-raising, advocacy or pro-bono consulting advice? What was that experience like?

The New Gypsies

May 7, 2007 - 11:47pm

You're an aid worker with 5-10 years experience under your belt. You earn a pittance but it works for you because you are non-resident at home so you don't pay tax, you are catered for on assignment so you don't pay rent and your mortgage is covered by the people renting your place because you are never there. You can't hold down a relationship for more than 3 months and you secretly know that despite what you tell him/her its really not because you're only ever there for 3 months... its because you're addicted to independence.

Where to next?

April 20, 2007 - 8:12pm

I'm new to this site so I'm not sure if this is the right place to post my question, but here it is anyway....

I'm currently about half way through my masters degree in International Development and, in pursuing an intended career as an aid worker, I'm beginning to consider what exactly my next step should be (I'm currently highly driven towards relief work).

After You Finish

April 21, 2006 - 2:33pm

On this page: 

  • Readjust
  • Reverse culture shock
  • What to avoid
  • Reflect
  • Tell your story

Re-Entry Syndrome

August 6, 2003 - 12:00am

What is Re Entry Syndrome? 

Re Entry Syndrome (RES) or Reverse Culture Shock is a psychological response experienced by many people returning home from field work in a different culture. RES does not only impact on the sufferer, it also affects the returning worker's family and friends. As well as being experienced by aid workers, it has been recognised in people who have been released from jail or soldiers returning to civilian life.

Newsletter Articles: AWX Article

Q&A: Gender & development, Under 5 mortality rates, Competency standards, Communications, Counselling, Development in a conflict

July 30, 2003 - 5:12pm

Topics included:

  • Gender & development
  • Under 5 mortality rates
  • Competency standards
  • Communication skills
  • Aid worker counselling
  • Rural development in a conflict-affected area
  • Fostering a culture of disaster reduction

Can you offer any insights or pointers to useful information/contacts on these topics? Thank you.

Q&A: Sphere, Targeting, Assessments, Advisory Panel

August 29, 2002 - 2:24pm

Topics included:

  • Sphere Standards
  • Aid Targeting
  • Needs Assessment
  • Aid Workers Network Advisory Panel

Can you offer any insights or pointers to useful information/contacts on these topics? Thank you.

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