Tagged: social media

Mother and child on community work detail to assist with construction of a new kindergarten

Embedding dignity in development

‘A Day Without Dignity‘ was established to provide a counterbalance to the popular image of people in the developing world as hopeless, helpless, and in need of ‘saving’ by affluent Westerners. The latest of these images to be shared around the world are of Ugandans, apparently powerless against the warlord Joseph Kony,...

Satellite broadband in the Cambodian countryside

Small voices

Duncan Green speculates in From Poverty To Power on why NGOs struggle with blogging. Why does anyone struggle with blogging? You feel like you’re going to be graded. You don’t necessarily want to share your thoughts with everyone. You started a draft post and deleted it a million times. Nothing much happened...

Development and aid on Pinterest

Source: msnbc.msn.com via Nathan on Pinterest More and more development organisations are taking an interest in Pinterest, and some genuinely arresting images have started to appear among the cupcakes and wedding dresses that have been typical fare on the site. Someone summed Pinterest up, fairly accurately, as Twitter with pictures. Asynchronous following,...