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AMA – Final Thoughts

International Development Week is now finished for 2016, but you can still check out the blog/website we created for the event.  We asked you to tell us all your burning questions about life in Nepal and Bangladesh, and we answered! … Continue reading

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Re-Blog: “Why ‘Design For Development’ Is Failing On Its Promise”

I saw this article today and was immediately interested in reading it.  As most of you readers might know, I have a background in industrial (product) design, and have studied/worked/read quite a bit about the development sector.  World issues is … Continue reading

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Volunteering: The paradox at the beginning of an aid career

Originally posted on Development Intern:
As commencement has come and gone and the Class of 2014 is entering or returning to the working world, I’ve been thinking more about how people begin careers in international development. Most often, by my…

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ReBlog – Building Resilience

Title and Link: Five ways to build resilience: a practical guide Brief Summary – This article talks about how development workers need to work on their resilience, and how this essential skill is often missing in the training that these workers receive. … Continue reading

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TedTalk – Andreas Raptopoulos: No roads? There’s a drone for that

   Title and Link:  No roads? There’s a drone for that (June 2013 – Edinburgh, Scotland) Presenter: Andreas Raptopoulos is the co-founder and CEO of Matternet, a company with the goal of creating a new paradigm related to transportation using unmanned … Continue reading

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TedTalk – Iqbal Quadir: How mobile phones can fight poverty

Title and Link: How mobile phones can fight poverty (2005) Presenter: Iqbal Quadir is the founder of Gonofone and Grameenphone, which began as a phone service to empower rural women in Bangladesh.  The company started in 1997, and is currently the largest … Continue reading

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TedTalk – Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?

Title and Link: Is China the new idol for emerging economies? (June 2013, Scotland) Presenter: Dambisa Moyo is a world-famous economist who studied at Harvard and  Oxford and worked at the prestigious Goldman Sachs and the infamous World Bank. She has written 3 … Continue reading

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