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What happens when “innovation” is valued to the detriment of basic services? I demonstrate how an emphasis on innovation and advocacy have sidelined basic rehabilitation services in improving the lives of those with disabilities, and argue that we need to pay more attention to what works, and less to what is sexy.
Check out my non-sexy post over at WhyDev.
In my latest blog post on WhyDev, I managed to stir up a hornet's nest and 46 comments from both sides of the debate. I argue that humblebragging, selfies and strategic sunset/cocktail/laptop/feet up pics are not a great look for aid workers, because, apart from looking a bit ridiculous, excessive broadcasting portrays the work that we do poorly.
There was a strong reaction to this post, some for and…Continue
As the title suggests, I'm curious to know whether there are organisations that provide funding for individuals to work as technical advisors, or capacity builders (buzzword alert) for grassroots organisations. I have had the pleasure of working in this position for a disability organisation in Cambodia, but after May this year, funding has run out.
There are lots of volunteer schemes funded by AusAID that do exactly this,…Continue
In the latest WhyDev post, I argue that we need to start listening more to beneficiaries (and hence less to donors), we need to start trusting poor people more, and we need to do more for the most vulnerable.
What do you think?