“Not a burden”: how this refugee-led organization is “cleaning the perception” of refugees everywhere

Why It Matters

Refugee-led organizations like L’AFRIKANA are able to understand the needs of refugees more intimately than their non-refugee-led counterparts — their story is an opportunity to learn what works and what doesn’t.

Global Affairs Canada overhauling approximately $6 billion grants and contributions system

Why It Matters

Global Affairs distributes billions of dollars each year in the name of international advocacy and diplomacy, from small grants supporting overseas Pride events to Canada’s budgetary contribution to the United Nations. A faster, simpler process would allow global cooperation and international aid organizations to focus on the people and communities they serve, instead of paperwork.

Africa is losing $88.6 billion that could be put toward locally-led development, experts say — here's how

Why It Matters

While domestic resource mobilization has been a long-time priority for African nations, the urgency of the pandemic added to the list of spending needs and slowed down the region’s efforts.

“We shouldn’t be gossiping about Afghanistan from afar”: Afghan journalist on how free press affects international aid

Why It Matters

Studies show that the international coverage of a humanitarian crisis directly impacts how much global aid goes into the affected region. Passing the one year mark of when the Taliban took power, supporting local journalists in Afghanistan is vital for inclusive coverage of important issues affecting populations within the country, this expert says.