Four years ago, Nuru International exited from their activities in Kenya, leaving in place their local partners Nuru Kenya. Looking back, Field Operations Director of Nuru International, Amy Sherwood shares reflections from herself and Nuru Kenya’s Country Director, Pauline Wambeti, on the process, challenges and successes of responsibly handing over to a local organization. Nuru … Continue reading Exiting responsibly: Reflections on Nuru Kenya
In this article, Isabella Jean from the “Stopping As Success” consortium, shares her reflections from a recent meeting on local agency and power and discusses the organizational practices that require attention in order to strengthen inclusive and locally driven peacebuilding and development processes. During a recent consultation on Creating Conducive Space for Local Agency and … Continue reading What is required for a conducive space for local agency and power?
In this article, Grace Boone of CDA Collaborative Learning, part of the “Stopping As Success” consortium, discusses capacity development in transitions, particularly focusing on the theme of psycho-social support for local actors given on behalf of INGOs during the transition. “Local staff [of INGOs] were critical and young. They clashed with the approaches of INGOs … Continue reading Capacity development in international transitions: can it be used to shift the norm?
In this article, Salem Osseiran of Peace Direct, part of the “Stopping As Success” consortium, discusses the theme of community agency in transitions, reflecting on a recent case study research visit to Bangladesh. “Stopping As Success” has, over the past two years, examined the foreign aid environments in more than a dozen countries, looking at … Continue reading “If the forest survives, we survive”: locally-led development in Bangladesh