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When things go wrong: evacuating N’zerekore

When things go wrong: evacuating N’zerekore

Life serving or working as an international aid worker will be the most challenging and rewarding job that you will probably end up accepting throughout your career. Peaks and valleys is the best way to judge a potential scenario for yourself, while operating in the field. I got my start, in the international development field, […]

December 8, 2014 | By | 2 Replies More
Thoughts on Choosing a Career in International Development

Thoughts on Choosing a Career in International Development

International development is a multi faceted field. A great many talented young (and not so young) people, at least flirt with the possibility of engaging in it professionally. With the exception of a few students that have studied with economists, educators, health care professionals and the like, who have also worked for development agencies, most […]

May 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
Behind the Book: Choosing a Career in International Development

Behind the Book: Choosing a Career in International Development

Why I Decided to Write This Book After several years of teaching and managing programs and institutions in Canada and the US, I worked for many years in various capacities on development initiatives across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. It became obvious to me over that part of my career that most people, in […]

April 7, 2014 | By | 5 Replies More
Giving Up the Comforts of Home and Learning to Live In the Field

Giving Up the Comforts of Home and Learning to Live In the Field

Getting ready for the field is not just about preparing for the big hardships, with vaccinations and security briefings, but also being prepared for the small, day-to-day hardships. The everyday things we take for granted while we are at home can be seriously missed when we find ourselves living in less than luxurious field conditions, but […]

November 30, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More