An honest look at the continuing power imbalance in development cooperation and a joint search for new strategies for cooperation at eye level. With partner institutions from four continents.
Does development cooperation perpetuate colonial power structures?
Does it ultimately help the donors more than the recipients?
And who decides what 'development' means anyway?
Mission 21's International Online Summer School takes an honest look at the power imbalance in development cooperation. Participants discuss with experts and interested parties from four continents what strategies there are for more equal cooperation.
Time: Please check your local time
Location: Online on Zoom
Language: English (translation into Spanish; into German on Saturday)
Participation: Free of charge, also possible on individual days
Themrise N. Khan, Pakistan
Independent Aid Policy Analyst with over 25 years of experience in international development. More
Long-time Pakistani aid professional Themrise Khan opposes the use of the word decolonization in the context of aid by arguing that it is not the decolonization of aid that is important, but rather the end of aid.
María Ximena González-Serrano, Colombia
Doctoral Researcher European RIVERS Project which investigates the relationship between human rights and water. More
Critical notions developed by indigenous peoples, black people, feminist movements and critical academia in Latin America: understandings of non-hegemonic relations between peoples, countries and contexts.
Dr. Moses Isooba, Uganda
Executive Director of the Uganda National NGO Forum (UNNGOF). More
The aid-related dominance of English, French or Spanish means that translation into indigenous languages is mandatory as part of the development process. How can we enable more inclusive communication that is less neo-colonial, sexist, racist?
Muganzi Muhanguzi Isharaza, UK and Uganda
International NGO Communications Professional, Researcher and PhD Candidate in Communications (Leeds). More
How decolonizing international NGO images and language can be used to not only improve international development work, but also foreground the agency of those the sector seeks to support.