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April 5, 2013 - 11:51pm
The Center for Sustainable Development—CSDi—is launching a course on Climate Smart Agriculture. May 7, 2013
May 22, 2011 - 11:46pm
The Haiti Earthquake response was characterised by unprecedented participation. Even the Asian Tsunami, as messy as it was, was not the free-for-all that Haiti became almost overnight.
May 4, 2010 - 4:51am
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March 16, 2010 - 4:23am
Assistance needed for research paper focusing on the conditions routinely encountered by aid workers in different regions of Africa.
February 23, 2010 - 1:57pm
I’m coming to the end of one... Another one. And I’m tired in that special way.
November 22, 2009 - 12:24am
PostAdjust - http://www.postadjust.org
August 12, 2009 - 9:43am
Does any one of you have experience with battery inverter electricity supply systems?
July 26, 2009 - 7:12pm
Karsten Weitzenegger took over the moderation of the Aid & Development Professionals group on XING (http://www.xing.com/net/aiddevprof
December 14, 2008 - 3:35pm
On a lighter note, imagine you had $ 100 million and 7 issue areas where would you allocate your money?
It is tough for most of us ...have your say
Tags: The Lighter Side
August 14, 2008 - 11:03am
Does your organization have an intranet that can be accessed by field staff? Or have you ever worked for an organization that has this? If so...
July 14, 2008 - 12:51pm
That time of year is upon us again in Ghana – the time where every international flight that arrives, pours out scores of the bright and bushytailed, the hopeful and positive, the naïve and trustin
June 28, 2008 - 7:56am
A play about aid workers: 'Think global, fuck local'. Not a bad title. If anybody was able to see it, in London, I'd be interested to hear what they think.
From OneWorld UK:
April 18, 2008 - 5:08am
I had to share this, it came into my inbox today. It is the kind of story that as aidworkers share but sometimes miss the significance of...
April 5, 2008 - 3:42pm
March 7, 2008 - 5:32am
Now here is one presentation that anybody in development should see.
New insights on poverty and life around the world
TedTalks 2007: Hans Rosling on poverty
A professor of global health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, his current work focuses on dispelling common myths about the so-called developing world, which (he points out) is no longer worlds away from the west. In fact, most of the third world is on the same trajectory toward health and prosperity, and many countries are moving twice as fast as the west did.
January 10, 2008 - 5:38pm
The Development Executive Group invites you to its international development happy hour in Geneva, Switzerland:
December 27, 2007 - 12:52pm
During the lull the week before NYE, I thought I'd throw out something a little light-weight but possibly helpful: what novels (fiction only) have you read that you thought were either a good representation of what it's like to work in the developing world, or, that you thought offered good background for aid/development workers?
August 22, 2007 - 9:15pm
Off to Juba to work for two years. Delighted to find that I am getting a "company" tent..which has to be better...you would think, than a bog standard (in this case no bog in the standard) "aid workers" tent, surely? Impressed that within a few months...I am getting my own Portakabin. Coo. That's progress. After 15 years as an aid worker and 3 years as a consultant I get a...tent. But a company one. What does that mean? A logo that doesnt have stars or stripes or just stars in it? The privilege of having a personal tent pitched near other company tents? I think back to the Tanzanian border days of refugee camps and wonder...will there be snakes in the shower? Will there be a shower...or a company bucket?
June 5, 2007 - 1:14pm
Ever been "world banked"? I first heard the term while studying for my Master's a few years back, but had certainly experienced it often enough while working with the UN or with corporate partners, even if I didn't know it had a name. It's when you are brought in to a "participatory meeting" where you are supposed to provide inputs for a strategy. You spend the day -- or even several days -- with other employees or representatives from other organizations, breaking into small working groups, discussing and debating, identifying this and that, etc. You take it seriously. You all share with each other your concerns, hopes, fears, and what you think whatever resulting project should be all about. You walk away feeling great.