All Blog Posts Tagged 'Sudan' (5)

Whom do I actually serve?

Andebo Pax Pascal shares his experience as an aid worker in Africa’s newest country in his second guest post By examining beneficiaries’ place (or lack thereof) in two projects, he explores whether the development discourse has drifted into the abstract, beyond those he serves.

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The idea of different categories of people--donors, government representatives,…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 1, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Participation: Reality or the Promised Land? A View from South Sudan

In response to an earlier post on how-matters.org, “Sorry but it’s not YOUR project,” a reader offered the following guest post. Andebo Pax Pascal shares his experience as an aid worker in Africa’s newest country.



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My friend Tom is working for “Aid Agency X”, which has prided itself in working ‘with’ and not ‘for’ the people, a sign that it is ready to involve the community in its development…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 12, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Pity, Pictures and Poverty

What do you do when your personal experience of living and working with people in Africa is so different than what is portrayed in the western media or by many charitable organizations? Confronted with this, Duncan McNicholl, an Engineers Without Borders Canada worker living in Malawi, decided in early 2010 to begin exploring these perceptions of poverty. He took pictures of friends and neighbors in his community as both poor and rich, and then… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on October 24, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

NGOs TO FURTHER CHALLENGE UN GLOBAL COMPACT TO UPHOLD ITS “INTEGRITY MEASURES”

Following the refusal by the UN Global Compact (UNGC) to accept and act on a formal complaint of “systematic or egregious abuse” of the Global Compact’s overall aims and principles by PetroChina, a UNGC participant, the NGOs that submitted the complaint plan to escalate the matter to the UNGC’s Board of Directors.



The complaint, submitted by Investors Against Genocide (IAG) and Centre for Research on…

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Added by Susan Morgan on January 19, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

PetroChina, the UN and Blood Money

It’s expensive to wage genocide. Weapons need to be bought, contract killers must be paid. However, for the genocidal regime in Sudan, expense is not a problem. The government controls the country’s oil resources, a valuable commodity in the global marketplace. As Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir boasted , "Just when some countries gave us sanctions, God gave us oil."



The regime… Continue

Added by Susan Morgan on January 14, 2009 at 6:57am — 1 Comment

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