(The Humanitarian Social Network)
As we move beyond 1,000 members here at AidSource (1,000 members - YES!), one thing we would like very (very) much to see is more involvement by local aid workers.
Don't get us wrong. We're thrilled to see all of the expats and students and journalists and everyone else who's here now. And of course we're also thrilled to see those local aid workers who are among the AidSource early-adopters.
But we would really love to see an even larger, growing, and increasingly vibrant community of local aid and development workers: people doing relief and development work in the country that they're from. We would love to see local aid workers networking and interacting with each other across national borders and across continents.
We'd love to see a global community of local aid workers emerge, because we see local aid workers as the future of aid.
There's a Local Aid Workers group already here (as of this writing, there is a whopping 9 members...). But we're hoping for more.
If you're a local aid worker, we'd love for you to do three things for us:
1) Join the Local Aid Workers group and start a discussion. Anything you like.
2) Invite your friends to join and start discussions, too.
(Remember, you can join any other AidSource group you like, in addition to Local Aid Workers.)
3) Give us feedback about what you would like to see in AidSource. What would make this more the kind of online space that you'd like to spend time in, discussing, networking...? Do we need to start additional groups? Do we need more or different spaces inside this network dedicated to local aid workers? Let us know - we'll do our best to hook you up!
P.S. If there's a local aid worker who'd like to take over the administration of the Local Aid Workers group, let us know that, too!
Last updated by AidSource May 24, 2012.