“”We need vision. In addition to an international development community with commitment and courage, we need to map not only existing realities, but also possible and desirable ones.”
“The development community needs to review the way in which it relates to the so-called “recipient” countries, the development model it promotes, but mainly the consequences”.
“I think the key lies in a change of attitude towards aid and the role it plays in the 21st century”
“The classic aid-based, projectist model of international development, the one in which many of us started out, is no longer valid”.
Decolonising international development, insights from the South
“One of the great pending issues of the international development community is the decolonisation of its practices. Is it so difficult to understand that we, the South, do not need to be “saved” by the North?”
The big five and the international development community
“Five big animals, five different personalities. Through a metaphor, we identify the behaviour of different international development agencies. Would you like to meet them? “
NGO: Change to be able to change
“We are joining in with the reflection that many are already making and which inspires us”
Eugenio Hernández Villasante
“Organizations working to promote international solidarity can benefit from the experiences of the most dynamic trade unionism, the most effective feminism or the success of different versions of the civil rights movement”
“We who are involved in these humanitarian and development institutions are new soldiers going to war against social injustice, poverty and disease in the world”
“I think that one of the greatest internal challenges facing the development community in general is its ability to question itself”