Another Way Is Possible

Another Way Is Possible

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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#ShiftThePower Manifesto for Change: Where it started and where we are now

#ShiftThePower Manifesto for Change: Where it started and where we are now

It was three years ago – in what feels like a very different world – that a small group of ...
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Call for expressions of interest to join the inaugural cohort of #ShiftThePower fellows!

Call for expressions of interest to join the inaugural cohort of #ShiftThePower fellows!

Are you interested in supporting broader efforts to shift power and build the (civil) society we want by helping to ...
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#ShiftThePower and Me: A projector, a flip chart and how I am finding my way.

#ShiftThePower and Me: A projector, a flip chart and how I am finding my way.

I spent more time on logical frameworks, understanding donor and back donor compliance requirements, preparing and amending contracts, reviewing budgets, ...
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#ShiftThePower and Me: Direction, flexibility and collective action – my time leading a community foundation in Brazil

#ShiftThePower and Me: Direction, flexibility and collective action – my time leading a community foundation in Brazil

In my humble opinion, ICOM’s story is worth telling because of what we managed to achieve in terms of building ...
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Navigating the violent process of decolonization

Navigating the violent process of decolonization

Speaking up is also an opportunity to continue the virtuous cycle of compassion for the many researchers in low income ...
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Aid as reparations is misplaced and harmful

Aid as reparations is misplaced and harmful

International aid as a form of reparations by former colonial powers to their former colonies has remained a popular notion ...
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How child sponsorship commodifies children

How child sponsorship commodifies children

Conventional child sponsorship, like a lot of other development work, is designed to position recipients as static, helpless, and uninvolved ...
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De-linking power from wealth

De-linking power from wealth

We reimagine what the world and international development would look like if we de-linked power from wealth that creates artificial ...
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