Monthly Archives: August 2011

Keys to performance in humanitarian design – first conference paper submitted!


My first conference paper has been submitted, to the International Social Innovation Research Conference at London South Bank University and the Nordcode Conference at Roskilde University. Please contact me if you would like me to e-mail you the full-lenght version: … Continue reading

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Development and self-reliance: tendencies


Kathy Calvin: UN Foundation CEO on the Future of Development Aid(From DevEx) On what drives development: There are revolutions in technology, in finance,but most of all we’re seeing a revolution in people wanting to takecontrol of their own lives. We … Continue reading

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Requirements for humanitarian design


“We need stuff that is cheap, easy, light weight, easy to transport, that never falls apart, needs no maintenance, is safe, and causes very little damage to the environment, that we know will work in a certain environment and the … Continue reading

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it is up to all of us


“One advantage with the term self-reliance is its open-endedness. The term has a certain nucleus of content, but it is up to all of us to give it more precise connotations.” (Galtung, O’Brien et al. 1980)

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Linking relief, rehabilitation and development


“Crises and turbulence have become an integral part of any development process. Should we not, therefore, integrate all forms of aid, all assets at our disposition, and vary the aid offered depending on what is needed on the ground, and … Continue reading

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Is Self-Reliance an option?


“Michel Chossudovsky, professor of Economics at the University of Ottawa and founder of the Centre for Research on Globalisation, argues that in the 1980s, agriculture in Somalia was severely affected by economic reforms imposed by the IMF and the World … Continue reading

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