29 episodes

Since WW II and the establishment of UN agencies and Bretton Woods institutions, international aid and development has grown into a global industry that faces systemic challenges. In the Rethinking Development Podcast we speak with both international development and humanitarian aid practitioners to discuss their lived experiences and personal reflections on ethical issues, systemic challenges, and lessons learnt throughout their career in the sector. Conversations often address navigating power dynamics, lack of diversity and representation in positions of leadership, working with diverse stakeholders, negotiating partnerships, measuring impact, learning from mistakes, doing no harm, building trust, ensuring accountability, rejecting saviour complexes, racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination, and much more. Want to support our content? Become a monthly patron: https://www.patreon.com/rethinkingdevelopment

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Since WW II and the establishment of UN agencies and Bretton Woods institutions, international aid and development has grown into a global industry that faces systemic challenges. In the Rethinking Development Podcast we speak with both international development and humanitarian aid practitioners to discuss their lived experiences and personal reflections on ethical issues, systemic challenges, and lessons learnt throughout their career in the sector. Conversations often address navigating power dynamics, lack of diversity and representation in positions of leadership, working with diverse stakeholders, negotiating partnerships, measuring impact, learning from mistakes, doing no harm, building trust, ensuring accountability, rejecting saviour complexes, racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination, and much more. Want to support our content? Become a monthly patron: https://www.patreon.com/rethinkingdevelopment

    Connecting with your Purpose

    Connecting with your Purpose

    Yukako Sato worked with the World Food Programme (WFP) for 17 years. For the first half of her career, she coordinated food assistance programmes in countries such as Tajikistan, the Darfur region of Sudan and Yemen during the Arab Spring years. In her...

    • 45 min
    Rejecting Inequality, Impatient for Change

    Rejecting Inequality, Impatient for Change

    Kaveh Zahedi is the Deputy Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP). He oversees ESCAP’s economic, social and environmental programmes and the overall implementation of the 2030 Agenda...

    • 51 min
    Structural Racism and Speaking Truth to Power

    Structural Racism and Speaking Truth to Power

    Angela Bruce-Raeburn is currently the Regional Advocacy Director at the Global Health Advocacy Incubator, which supports advocates that work for the prevention of non communicable diseases that impact low and middle income countries. Previously she...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Constructing and Reconstructing Power

    Constructing and Reconstructing Power

    Qi Cui has over 18 years of experience as a senior professional in leading global health programs. She has especially worked to develop alliances with multi-sectoral partners to catalyze investment in health for higher impact and to identify and...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    China, Africa and the Toolbox of Development

    China, Africa and the Toolbox of Development

    Hannah Ryder is an economist by training, a former diplomat, and has close to 20 years of experience in international development. She is the founder and CEO of Development Reimagined, a pioneering international development consultancy firm and the...

    • 40 min
    Swedish Development Cooperation

    Swedish Development Cooperation

    Magnus Saemundsson is currently the Senior Education Specialist at SIDA, the Swedish governmental agency for development cooperation, based in Cambodia.  He initially worked as a secondary school teacher and lecturer in Sweden before transitioning to...

    • 59 min

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