WhyDev supports and contributes to AidWorks, Australia’s only radio program devoted to discussing aid and development issues on 2SER 107.3FM. Hosted by Albion Harrison-Naish, AidWorks looks into the often confusing world of international aid & development. Aidworks looks beyond the usual mass media cycle of disaster and conflict in the developing world to report on the challenges, the triumphs, the inspiring people and the conversations taking place all over the world about how to make our planet a more equitable and just place.
You can listen to exclusive episodes of Aidworks via WhyDev. These podcasts can be found here.
You can also tune into the program every Wednesday night from 7:00pm AEDT, or stream the show at www.2ser.com.
If you would like to be involved, ask a question or share an idea, please contact program director and host, Albion Harrison-Naish, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shana Montesol Johnson is a certified career/executive coach based in Manila, Philippines, who generously donated her time to help us with our peer coaching initiative. Shana has coached clients working for such organizations as the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the World Health Organization, the US Agency for International Development, Peace Corps, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, AECOM International Development, and others.
In addition to being a coach, Shana is also a freelance consultant, building on six years at consultancies such as PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM Business Consulting Services. You can read more about Shana and find resources for your career in international development on her excellent blog, www.developmentcrossroads.com.
AidSource is an independent network for those in, associated with, or just curious about global humanitarian community. AidSource brings together aid workers, NGO staff, expats, locals, academics, journalists, donors. AidSource is the perfect mix of online resources related to international relief and development, vibrant discussion on topics that really matter, and just plain fun. You can sign up here, and even join WhyDev’s own public AidSource group.
AidSource is owned and administered by “J.” (formerly blogged at Tales From the Hood, co-owner of Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like), Alanna Shaikh (writes Blood and Milk, The International Development Careers List), “Shotgun Shack” (Shotgun Shack, co-owner of Stuff Expat Aid Workers Like).
AidSource is an independent humanitarian aid & development social network. AidSource is not affiliated with or in any way controlled or administered by any NGO, INGO, UN agency, or aid donor.
AidGrade provides potential donors with the most accurate, accessible and up-to-date information about the effectiveness of aid programs and organisations. They support NGOs, social enterprises and other partners in producing and disseminating cost-effective and transparent impact evaluations, and help researchers maximise their own development impact. How? Through meta-analyses of impact evaluations.
Randomised controlled trials and other rigorous methods of impact evaluation can give us an estimate of how effective a program may be. (What is an impact evaluation?) The results from impact evaluations can then be combined into meta-analyses that help us see how consistent the trends are and how they vary across different contexts. (Why do a meta-analysis?). Build your own meta-analysis here.
Practical Initiatives Network (PIN) is a free, public, worldwide network providing a platform for development organisations to share ideas and learn from each other’s successful (and less successful) initiatives. The website originated from a recognition that development organisations around the world are working on similar initiatives and could benefit from the knowledge, expertise and lessons learned by others. Development organisations are invited to upload their initiatives regardless of their size, reach or background to share their ideas and experience.
Their aim is for PIN to act as a database of initiatives, lessons learned and advice to help development organisations work together to better achieve their goals. PIN intends to evolve with the needs of its users and we invite suggestions for improvements and ways to build the network. Please visit them at: www.practicalinitiatives.org. You can also keep up to date by liking them on Facebook or following on Twitter @PIN_Network.
tools4dev provides reviews, how-to guides and templates for international development professionals and aid workers. Many people working or volunteering in international development don’t have specialist qualifications in the area. Even those with qualifications can be overwhelmed by complicated buzzwords, academic frameworks, and a fear that “everyone else knows exactly what to do” (even though many others are thinking the same thing).
The aim of tools4dev is to help people find the many useful tools that are already available and explain how to use them in easy-to-understand language. The website also includes regular blog articles that provide advice and tips on common tasks.