The humanitarian aid and global development sectors are facing a reckoning.
For years, these sectors have operated largely from the global north — often working with global south organizations and community members, but ultimate control over what programs are funded, who sets the agenda, and how programs are carried out has stayed in the hands of people who’ve never experienced the problems they’re working to solve first-hand.
Enter: localization, the practice of shifting power and control over programs and funding to local communities.
Future of Good publisher and CEO Vinod Rajasekaran sat down with two world-renowned experts in decolonizing aid and development — Degan Ali, executive director of the African development organization Adeso, and Cynthia Eyakuze, vice president of global programs for the Canadian-based Equality Fund — to discuss lo
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