Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 07:58 by Paula Gil Baizan
It is a very exciting time to be a humanitarian. Last year awoke a sense of innovation and change that has permeated every area of our work. Working to transform the sector by working better with local actors, mainstreaming between development and humanitarian, exploring ways of working with the private sector, identifying innovative models of financing. Cash transfers and other market interventions are usually part of the conversation.
The call for more cash comes...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 00:17 by Julian Srodecki
During the World Humanitarian Summit 2016 the Grand Bargain (GB) was signed with great fanfare. A promise was made to make humanitarian aid money go further by being more efficient and effective. The GB promises many practical benefits to implementing organisations of all types, such as improved needs assessment, simplified reporting, more multiyear funding and reduced earmarking. But one year on many people are asking if this is working and what progress...
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 01:47 by Susan Umazi Otieno
Sammy Sigei is passionate about baking and has been at it for the last 15years. He started off as an apprentice and was eventually employed at a bakery approximately 76 kilometres away from his hometown, Lelaitich, Bomet County.
By the time his employment at the bakery came to an end, Sigei had already purchased some basic bakery tools and equipment with the goal of...
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 10:37 by Bryna Jones
By Dr. Kathryn Kraft, senior research advisor, Faith and Development, World Vision International
I stood at the back of a village classroom and watched as a few dozen women and men introduced themselves. All were either leaders of their faith community, or were married to a faith leader. The head of the local Council of Imams was there. The head of the Catholic women's guild introduced herself. An Orthodox priest was followed by the wife of a Seventh...
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 07:02 by Nina Nepesova
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 02:48 by Paula Gil Baizan
Cash programming is being used by operational agencies and donors to revolutionise the entire humanitarian sector. Cash has opened issues regarding accountability and choice, and made us rethink the levels of trust we have in those we serve and the levels of control we impose in return.
We continue to pivot the cash programming model, constantly looking for improvements, but we are still missing something. Even the cash evolution is not enough to truly put people at...
Monday, May 29, 2017 - 10:30 by Amanda Cupido
Written By: Deborah Wolfe
Photos by: Tiatemjen Jamir
“You’re still a child, Derrick. Your main priorities should be school, and fun – not work!”
I was talking to my 15-year-old son. His after-school job was creeping up in hours. I was worried about his sleep and his schoolwork. He hadn’t played soccer with his friends in two weeks.
Here in Canada, we know the importance of protecting children, so they have a chance to be children. But in...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 22:14 by Zipporah Kageha Karani
Main casualties of hunger crisis in Kenya are children
You cannot tell a child to vivify an action when that child is hungry and in dire need of just a simple meal or water. It is impossible. When you pay a visit to some of families affected by hunger in Kenya and look at the state of children and their need to have food, you are heartbroken and shaken. The state of affairs at how much hunger crisis is affecting mostly vulnerable children in...
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 00:35 by Langi Pitia
When disaster strikes villagers in remote communities only have themselves to rely on in the early stages. Not only do communities need a disaster plan but they also need basic first aid skills to treat injuries that may occur.
For three days I took part in a first aid training for six communities in Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands, who are part of the Australian Government funded, Humanitarian Partnership Agreement project.
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 04:09 by Marion Aluoch
I recently visited the town of Baidoa in Somalia that is now ground zero for the aid response to a starvation crisis that has left almost three million people...