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

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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

Personal health guide to aid and development workers

  Humanitarian Aid, Recovery and development work Issues Series – 12 Many aid and development workers are working under stressful situation for long time in non-family places. Many of these places are in dynamic state of insecurity and stress. For example in Afghanistan we can see a bombing or shooting every day. Many people die … Continue reading Personal health guide to aid and development workers