In 2013, our co-founder Weh Yeoh started OIC Cambodia — an initiative to build speech therapy as a profession in Cambodia. Back then, the scope of the problem was so large that he couldn’t walk away from it. Now, Weh is months away from handing over leadership.
Being altruistic can be very complex indeed. Ingrid Nanne asks how we can be truly helpful and shift focus away from gratifying, feel-good interventions to un-sexy work that's likely to take longer but have greater impact.
Poverty is about power and politics. If you've never ended your own poverty, if you're not a part of the history and culture of those fighting poverty, if you don't pay taxes or vote in communities experiencing the poverty you're trying to eradicate, then you can only ever be a Sidekick - not a superhero!
A recent video produced by female missionaries in Uganda is a parody of Justin Timberlake's "Bring Sexy Back". It could not be worse and highlights everything wrong with global development.
Sarah Huxley delves into what excites so many about the growth of innovation for development, and what key questions must still be answered.