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The myth of “the field”
A few months ago I wrote a little rant about “the field.” Continuing that…
(The Humanitarian Social Network)
I have been admiring Aidsource for a while since I joined however I've been disappointed by the evident low level of activity. I'm currently studying for a Masters Degree at WEDC; A water and development focused department at Loughborouth university and have decided as part of my Master's thesis to see if I could investigate the viability of a similar social networking website as AidSource which could be used as a central hub for aidworkers looking to network, find information or running…Continue
Added by Carl Josef-Ian Nuñez Rendora on July 28, 2014 at 8:43am — No Comments
If you work (or have worked) for a development NGO/INGO, and have thoughts or opinions on the delicate subject of accountability, I would really appreciate you taking a look at this survey. This forms part of my final dissertation research which focuses specifically on the practical realities for those working in for NGOs when it comes to accountability. Please follow the link for more details.
Added by Peter McMillan on July 20, 2014 at 8:33am — No Comments
The Humanity Collective Manifesto is for change makers everywhere! If it resonates, download it in a variety of formats- for free! Enjoy.
Added by Jodi on June 18, 2014 at 3:33pm — No Comments
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Quest- Week 2
Added by Jodi on June 11, 2014 at 7:04am — No Comments
Last week my hometown experienced a terrifying ordeal that left the city under siege and ended with 3 police officers dead, 2 wounded, and a community forever changed. Friends and family continue to live through waves of disbelief, shock, terror, anger, and deep…Continue
Added by Jodi on June 11, 2014 at 6:48am — No Comments
In October 2012, nine of the largest independent agencies in the humanitarian sector, under an alliance known as the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR), initiated a two-year project, the purpose of which is ‘to explore the feasibility and relevance of certification for humanitarian organisations, in order to demonstrate compliance with humanitarian principles and quality and accountability standards’.
The project is entitled the Certification Review…Continue
Added by Joseph Matthew Debono on May 29, 2014 at 11:06am — No Comments
I am good at giving. I am comfortable at giving and it brings me tremendous joy to give. Giving is easy, and delightful. I give freely and often. Giving makes me feel purposeful.
Receiving? Not so much.
What do you do when you find a huge need, for over 600,000 people, of which tens of thousands of them are dying every year, that no one else is focussing on? What if a country was losing $400 million a year because of it? What would you do if you had both a plan and an incredibly cost effective grassroots organisation to address this problem?
Unless we stumble across a miracle in 2 months, the answer is, we will walk away from it all. This is a story that will restore your faith in…Continue
Added by Weh Yeoh on April 29, 2014 at 3:07am — No Comments
In this podcast, I will show you 3 tools to know if it's a slump or burn out and provide 4 techniques for what to do about it.
Added by Jodi on April 24, 2014 at 7:49am — No Comments
The Global Wellness Center was developed to enable humanitarian, development/aid workers and volunteers to access supportive, empowerment-based counseling from any corner of the globe. Utilizing video conferencing, email and telephone, the Global Wellness Center makes it possible to have weekly counseling sessions with a licensed mental health professional from anywhere in the world. For more information and a FREE consultation check out the website at …Continue
Added by Global Wellness Center on April 17, 2014 at 1:11pm — No Comments
Scaling Up Humanity & How To Strengthen Yours
With billions of dollars spent every year on official development assistance and poverty reduction, why isn’t the current model of development assistance having a bigger impact? There are lots of reasons and theories but based on my experience, I believe…
Added by Jodi on April 17, 2014 at 5:31am — No Comments
Reality check- what we say yes and no to shapes our lives.
Most of us don’t say no often enough and we end up taking on way too much. We allow scope creep because we don’t say no. We get frustrated and cranky because we don’t say no. We burn out because we don’t say no. Saying no can feel awkward, and downright terrifying. For most of us, it seems…
Added by Jodi on April 11, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments
InsightShare and Open University are excited to share with you that thus far almost 300 people from 30 different countries have signed up to join us on our 8-month long journey via virtual field sites around the world to explore and share better practices in participatory video. If you haven't already signed-up, we hope you might be interested to join us too.
Added by Soledad Muñiz on April 10, 2014 at 9:33am — No Comments
For the last few years, the US devoted just 0.7 percent of the federal budget to poverty-focused foreign assistance. In FY2014, the US government spent $23.4 billion…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 2, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
Impact Investing is a growing developmental tool. It can play a good role in the development of any country especially in developing countries. For example, the Impact Investor can invest their money for food production, preservation and food processing. In our world, there are many countries where sometimes food…Continue
Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on February 17, 2014 at 8:48pm — No Comments
I am delighted to introduce you to the Evaluation Stories Project. We are an EvalPartners Innovation Challenge Awardrecipient. The purpose of the Evaluation Stories Project is to solicit and publish a collection of stories, told from the perspective of evaluation users, describing how evaluation can be a force for social…Continue
Added by Pablo Rodriguez-Bilella on January 29, 2014 at 4:02pm — No Comments
I've always been fascinated with the intersection between psychology and development. After all, we deal with human beings on a daily basis, whether they are people in poverty, those pulling the strings, or public and donor perception.
I've recently been reading Daniel Kahneman's Thinking Fast and Slow, which is so chock full of interesting information, at times it feels like your head is about to explode. One tidbit of information I learnt centres around our desire to make sense of…Continue
Added by Weh Yeoh on January 28, 2014 at 4:14am — No Comments
Last week, I wrote a post on 10 Nonprofit Productivity Apps to Try in 2014, and it prompted a great discussion with a colleague regarding which apps could actually help humanitarians working in the field.
In recent years, we’ve seen many exciting and innovative mobile apps hit the digital marketplace – apps that…Continue
Added by Caroline Avakian on January 16, 2014 at 5:51pm — No Comments
Whether it is Daniel-san in Karate Kid, the Jamaican Bobsled team or Mel Gibson in a kilt, people love to support the underdog. Here’s a feel good story with a simple lesson – in international development, we should often do much of the same.
Added by Weh Yeoh on January 16, 2014 at 5:11pm — No Comments
Many thanks to our friends over at WhyDev.org for publishing the original version of this post, a few hours ago: Read the original!
Added by AidSource on January 6, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments