Another Way Is Possible

Another Way Is Possible

Decolonization cannot be cosmetic: Moving the development industry beyond rhetoric

Decolonization cannot be cosmetic: Moving the development industry beyond rhetoric

There can be no band-aid solutions to reversing the insidious and perverse nature of coloniality. For those of us in ...
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A new path to mentorship for emerging global health leaders in low-income and middle-income countries

A new path to mentorship for emerging global health leaders in low-income and middle-income countries

The fifth annual Global Health 50/50 report highlighted that 75% of the 2,000 governing board seats are held by high-income ...
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I am neither powerless or powerful, so where is my place in #ShiftThePower?

I am neither powerless or powerful, so where is my place in #ShiftThePower?

When I first got the request to write this piece after a webinar on the challenges to #ShiftThePower I was ...
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Localization, decolonizing and #ShiftThePower; are we saying the same thing?

Localization, decolonizing and #ShiftThePower; are we saying the same thing?

Many advocates of localization would prefer to ignore the issue of racism, hoping that it will go away or that ...
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Re-imagining Development: The Case of Uganda

Re-imagining Development: The Case of Uganda

In 2021, Ugandan civil society was being beaten on multiple fronts.   As the pandemic forced lock-downs, the country faced simultaneous ...
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Can money buy everything? Resourcing in the new system

Can money buy everything? Resourcing in the new system

When we think capital or resources (I will use those terms inter-changeably) we often tend to automatically think money, finances, ...
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Moving from the old to the new: Why it’s time to rethink civil society resourcing

Moving from the old to the new: Why it’s time to rethink civil society resourcing

If we want to shift from the “system we have”, to “the system we want”, what needs to change? What ...
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Announcing the 2022 #ShiftThePower Fellows

Announcing the 2022 #ShiftThePower Fellows

The six-month Fellowship is an experimental approach aimed at strengthening the collective “weave” between change-makers around the world and, by ...
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Rethinking civil society resourcing

Rethinking civil society resourcing

In Zambia, [which, as a middle-income country, is starting to see international donor funding drop off], discussions around civil society ...
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Aid reformers have been talking to each other, it is time to talk to the public

Aid reformers have been talking to each other, it is time to talk to the public

The public in donor countries should be entrusted with more than this half story – their tax paying vested interests ...
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