2022/06/27 - Belle de Jonge & Sofie de Wit
Official Development Assistance (ODA) should not only be reserved for the poorest but also for the most vulnerable!
Foreign Aid is the financial flows, technical assistance, and commodities that are designed to promote...
Some say it started in the South, some indicate it started in the North. Where the mountains’ height tops the Kilimanjaro, and the rivers’ currents are as strong as the Waal. The origin can be questioned.
First impressions of AMID's two day training session in Soest illustrated by a collection of objects trouvées.
Following Ruerd Ruben's lecture on Scenario Planning, AMID-trainees Anne Dorst (trainee at LNV) and Ellen Hell (trainee at Plan International) link the concept of scenario planning with their own future as professionals within the field of international development. They present four possible scenarios to answer their focal question: How will increased localization within development aid be accomplished whilst at the same time maintaining livelihoods of Northern development actors in the future?
Following Dr. Oscar Otele's lecture on China's engagement in Africa, AMID-trainees Paco Mens (trainee at Free Press Unlimited) and Marie Smit (trainee at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) present this informative blog. Is China’s aim to expand access to foreign markets and secure strategic resources? Or do Chinese leaders truly want to support developing countries?
In light of the hasthags #AMIDalumni #wherearetheynow, we interview AMID-alumni about their AMID-experience and what they have been doing since their time as a trainee. In this post you read about the story of Olivia Bwayla.
Blog: How to be inclusive in international development - Who knows? Knowledge sharing as a de/colonial practice
Are you ready to let go of 'knowing it all'? This blog explores knowledge sharing as a de/colonial practice and poses important questions surrounding the topic. Who is allowed to share knowledge? Who is ascribed the status of knower? Similarly, who is deemed ignorant and should really only sit back and learn? What even counts as knowledge? And who decides so?
In light of the hasthags #AMIDalumni #wherearetheynow, we interview AMID-alumni about their AMID-experience and what they have been doing since their time as a trainee. In this post you read about the story of Laila Bouallouch.
The MEAL-pandora-toolbox: are you ready to jump in? This blog provides six concrete suggestions to improve the evaluator's toolbox and calls for a greater emphasis on downward accountability and learning, instead of an overemphasis on upward accountability amongst other things.