A self-reflection for decolonizing cooperation

autoreflexión decolonización

The decolonization of cooperation is not an easy task for any of the actors. First of all, if we want to face the current challenges, we need to ask ourselves what kind of world we want to achieve.

Are NGOs abusing humanitarian aid in Africa?

educación Senegal

Carlos Cambuta is the general director of ADRA- Action for Rural Development and Environment, a civil society organization that works to promote sustainable development in Angola through the implementation of projects to support community development and the presentation of concrete proposals to the government and other actors in defense and valuation of human rights.

Four steps to decolonise NGOs without dying in the attempt

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How can an NGO from the global North begin to decolonize its practices? Asier Hernando Malax-Echevarria analyzes and describes four steps that every NGO from the global North should take into account if they want to change their practices and work with the society of the global South.

Decolonization of international cooperation in Africa

Sérgio Calundungo is an Angolan academic and activist with studies in development and international cooperation. He is an Africanist and from there he likes to speak. He is the founder of the Social Observatory of Angola and former director of ADRA, one of the largest social organizations in the country.

Protests, violence and democracy in Peru today: A reflection on international NGOs

Mildred Rooney

Lawyer with a master’s degree in political science and government with a mention in international relations, she is one of the main Peruvian academics on international cooperation. She is currently a professor at the Antonio Ruiz de Montoya University, the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru and the Diplomatic Academy of Peru (ADP). In the Peruvian public sector, she has been part of the legal advisory team of the Peruvian Agency for International Cooperation. (APCI).

Is the EU or should it be an ally of human rights in Latin America?

Marta Ibero EU-LAC

Marta Ibero Dolla’s career in NGOs began to make sense when she realised the transformative power of human rights in the lives of individuals and communities. And her passion for Latin America is so strong that she became a visiting professional at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. She has more than 20 years of experience in advocacy and Latin America in the NGO sector and is currently working in Brussels leading an NGO advocacy network with the European Union. She is executive director at EU-LAC network.

NGOs must improve their responses to civil unrest

Protests in Peru Aldair Mejia (EFE)

In the same way that NGOs are prepared for humanitarian responses, with specialised teams, protocols, standards and dedicated resources, they must be prepared for civil unrest and political crises.

Winnie Byanyima

“Global international NGOs must transform themselves in order to challenge and influence the global system of governance. That transformation is about changing, shifting the power within the […] NGOs”

Ricardo Fuentes

“Large parts of the international development community have become, or are perceived as part of a system that is a bit unfair, breeding inequalities and “exclusionary”