Racism in the aid industry: intersections between race, poverty, ethnicity, religion and gender

Introduction This text represents the culmination of the work done during the course “New Media, ICT and Development “.  I have chosen the theme “ICT4D, Aid Work and Communicating Development” because I am fascinated by online culture, communication approaches and digital media, and because I …

Racism and Gender in ICT4D and Aid Work

This week we will continue exploring the different questions that have emerged in the ICT for Development, Aid Work and Communicating Development during the recent years.  My previous posts were centred on the intersections between racism and other of forms of discrimination based on dimensions …

Racism and Religion in ICT4D and Aid Work

In continuation to our previous work, this week we will undertake a multidimensional reflection on the ICT for Development, Aid Work and Communicating Development.  My post from the last week is focused on the intersections between racism and ethnicity. For this post, I will discuss …

Racism and Ethnicity in ICT4D and Aid Work

In the second week, we will continue our reflection on the ICT for Development, Aid Work and Communicating Development.  Just like in the first week, my reflection will be focused on racism. However, I will add another element to the analysis – ethnicity. The intersections …

Using Data to #ShiftThePower and Decolonise Development

The Black Lives Movement protests and COVID-19 this year have exposed and reverberated deep and systemic racism and inequalities on people of colour, including in the aid sector. More than ever, there are louder calls to decolonise development.

#nowhitesaviors – Fighting Mindsets Through Social Media

The #BlackLivesMatter movement has put the spotlight on systemic racism and inequality at all levels of our society. In recent months we have had to have uncomfortable, yet critical conversations about it. Many of us have had to take a hard look at ourselves only …