Thanks and Goodbye!

Dear reader, As this exercise comes to a close, we would like to thank you for reading and for the great comments you made, which helped us with our own reflections and let us see things through your eyes.   We would also like take a moment for a few… Continue reading

3 Ways New Media Contributes to the Decolonising Development Discourse

By Cara-Marie Findlay A blogcast. Listen and read along as Cara-Marie Findlay reads her third and final individual blog post.  Introduction In my first blog post, I briefly touched on how new media— like social media —is helping to facilitate overdue discussions on racism and decolonisation within Development. As an… Continue reading

How the Motivations of Real Practitioners Relates to the Decolonisation of Development

By Cara-Marie Findlay Humanitarianism can be described as a “response to distant suffering, whether this distance is actually geographical or geopolitical (historically derived inequalities characterized by an economic disparity) that includes an explicit or implicit claim for the moral and political basis of its engagement” (Richey, p. 627). As practitioners… Continue reading

Eurocentrism, New Media, and Development in a Digital World

By: Cara-Marie Findlay One could argue that since the “formal” inception of aid and international development, Eurocentrism has been at the core. Eurocentrism, meaning that the countries associated with the “West” or “Global North,” and their roles, have been the central focus. In fact, many academics credit the beginning of… Continue reading

Reflexive Practice and Development

By: Katharina Hribernigg Development professionals have an important job with lots of responsibilities. They deal with real people, their lives and futures. While this fact has remained unchanged over the past decades, developments in ICT have added a new dimension to the work of development professionals.   I believe that… Continue reading