Does snark among aid bloggers go too far? I share this guest post by Orietta L’Abbate, CEO of the Association Amis des Enfants de l’ile de la Gonâve in Haiti, in an attempt to even the score.
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on November 28, 2011 at 1:14 — No Comments
This week I re-entered an aid “institution” after five years of working with small foundations and local groups.
After just two short days, I can’t help but be reminded of why I left.
I am once again surrounded by smart, driven, committed people. But unfortunately they are largely a group of people who are also exhausted, overwhelmed, and discouraged by fighting while propagating the very organizations in which they serve. From my still outsider’s perspective, it’s as if the…Continue
The annual expressions of gratitude from the U.S.’ Thanksgiving holiday now subsided, I share a poem I wrote yesterday about how hard it is at times to be genuinely grateful.
Over the past year, I have been fortunate enough to live rent-free, staying with friends and family. But that has also meant that I have been someone’s houseguest.
After I wrote this reflection, I wondered: Is there a parallel to be drawn with those at the…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on November 25, 2011 at 16:41 — No Comments
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"Hillary Clinton unveils initiative on clean cooking stoves," was among last year’s highlights at the Millennium Development Goals Summit. On this World Pneumonia Day, what has become of The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves? Has yet another “silver bullet” failed to make a difference for those in the…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on November 13, 2011 at 2:42 — No Comments
-towards food security in Ghana
A GNA Feature by Albert Oppong Ansah
Tamale, April 18, GNA- Many countries are resorting to modern technologies and processes to enhance farm operations to ensure that the ever growing population have access to quality food at all times. The global food crisis caused primarily by drought, rising energy and production costs, population growth, rising demand for bio fuels and meat in China and India clearly show that…