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Hi all, This week's review returns with classic topics-from charity funding in the US, to humanitarian crises in Myanmar & Syria, women's empowerment in Malawi, uneven development in PNG + challenges doing (anti-racist) trainings & mentoring well; the hype around tech conferences, new open access research articles & reflections on the state of development studies wrap up this newsletter! Please note that I will take a short break from the weekly round-up next week as I should be boarding my first flight since February 2020 & travel to Berlin for a board meeting of a great German global internship alumni program ! My quote of the week The programs require time and commitment, and cohorts find themselves brainstorming a more equitable future among themselves versus what’s actually needed: for marginalized groups to pervade and redefine the upper echelons of power and funding. In some cases, the training programs coming my way are led by people with a fraction of t

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Hi all, We (me & imaginary editorial team ;) are back with #globaldev news from Yemen, Ethiopia & DRC, more insights into the UK's decline in #globaldev leadership & much more-including an archeological gem on participatory photography from 2009 & more recent finds from the archive on aid worker salary gap, not sending stuff to Africa & the Pepsi-fication of dissent! Enjoy! My quote of the week Being uprooted during my childhood, my identity is a complex weave with strands of multiple origins. The easiest identity to take on would have been that of being human or a global citizen, but society always finds a way to compartmentalize your identity and attach meaning to it . (I Was 13 When I Fled War in Tigray. This Is What Conflict Has Done to My Home.) Development news U.N. raises less than a third of $4.27 bln sought for Yemen to avoid starvation The United Nations on Wednesday received only $1.3 billion in pledges towards a $4.27 billion aid plan for war-torn Ye

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Hi all, This week there are important, powerful stories from Malawi, Yemen, India, Brazil, Kenya, Saudi-Arabia/Nepal, the US & Canada as well insights into Think Tanks in Washington, localizing a movement, Web3 for good/'good' + accents in #globaldev work! Happy reading! Development news Malawian students face yet another setback after tropical storm Ana The storm affected 398,908 learners from 476 schools and, according to Dakamau, nearly 50% of the learners in his district have been forced out of school. “The learners have lost most of their school materials like text and notebooks and the situation is made worse because some schools have been completely damaged by the floods,” he said. Steve Sharra, an education specialist with African Institute for Development Policy, said the destruction that the storm had on permanent school structures has further reduced the number of classes in the country. Madalitso Wills Kateta for DevEx with a powerful story on the climate-disas

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Hi all, This week's newsletter is a bit shorter, but I still want to maintain a space where we can read about other news-from the 'wild west' of humanitarian frontline data security, to the impact of the pandemic on women in Zambia, rethinking philanthropy in Canada & a village in Bangladesh that has become a global culinary YouTube sensation! Development news How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will worsen global hunger “Thirdly, there are war-stricken areas and countries, like Yemen, eastern Africa, the north of Mozambique, Mali, and Myanmar,” he said. “Here, the combination of violence, hunger, and little or no possibilities to intervene with humanitarian help will be disastrous.” There could also be longer-term impacts on agricultural productivity due to a lack of fertilisers, warned IFPRI’s Laborde. Thin Lei Win for the New Humanitarian on the looming food crisis puzzle of which the Russian invasion will be one big piece. How to cover European countries war like Whit