UN and INGOs, Fiefdom of internal candidates

Humanitarian Aid, Recovery and development work Issues Series – 14 I have seen job annoucements of various UN organisations and INGOs in the job sites wherein they mention previous work experience in the same organisation as one of the prefered qualification. An innaculous criteria is in fact is the deciding criteria for many organisations in … Continue reading UN and INGOs, Fiefdom of internal candidates

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Governments and UN are funding racist and religious organisations

Humanitarian Aid, Recovery and development work Issues Series – 15         I am surprised that many international donors are funding the operations and programmes of organisation which are racist in their approach and practice religious affiliation. Even UN organisations are funding such organisations In the web site for application of a  faith … Continue reading Governments and UN are funding racist and religious organisations

Living in a cultural quagmire

Humanitarian Aid, Recovery and development work Issues Series – 13   International staff posted in security risk areas are provided with group housing most of the times. People coming from different countries with completely different cultural back ground are forced to live in the same house sharing the same resources except the beds !! This … Continue reading Living in a cultural quagmire

Gender in Islamic Countries

  Humanitarian Aid, Recovery and development work Issues Series – 5 We all know that gender is not about being a man or woman but gender is about the power relationship in a social setting.  Gender is a social constructed roles and responsibilities  in the society because of differing power relationship within the community or … Continue reading Gender in Islamic Countries

Curbing corruption and fraud in aid and developmental sector

  Humanitarian Aid, Recovery and development work Issues Series – 10 Corruption is a form of dishonest or unethical conduct by a person entrusted with a position of authority, often to acquire personal benefit.  It is a dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery.  A cursory Google search of the terms ‘corruption’ … Continue reading Curbing corruption and fraud in aid and developmental sector