What have we learned about Empowerment and Accountability in fragile/violent places?
Duncan Green makes the case for building an emotional ecosystem as the enabling environment for action, and for positive deviance, despite the challenges both pose to business as usual for aid organisations.
What’s in a name? The decline of ‘overseas development / famine relief’ charities in the UK
What do changing patterns in charities’ declared purpose and geography of activity tell us about the health of charities working on international development?
Report from the LIBSENSE Repository Workshop I
Report written by Kathleen Shearer, Omo Oaiya and Iryna Kuchma, and originally published 2.12.18 via WACREN (West and Central African Research and Education Network) On November 19 & 20, 2018, a repository workshop was held in Zanzibar City, Tanzania. The workshop was jointly organized by West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN), EIFL and the Confederation […]
Elephants and Sesame
Blog post by SIID Director Dan Brockington, telling the story of how a malfunctioning Wildlife Management Area causes a dilemma for development in Mbomaminijika, Tanzania. Originally posted Nov 13 2018 by NEPSUS. There is an old adage among Marxists that the one thing worse than being exploited by capital is not being exploited by it […]
From Silicon Valley to Silicon Savannah? Tech Hubs in the Global South
Behind the homogeneous branding of Tech Hubs all over the world as “spaces for innovation”, there are almost certainly heterogeneous modes of enactment of the spaces that give rise to multiple, or limited, values to local communities.
Sex crimes, evangelism and the collective guilt of American intervention in Africa
Mathew Lane Durham’s sexual abuse of orphans in Kenya exposes a deeper disfunction with American voluntourism and Christian outreach in Africa.