Satire, Dialogue and the White Saviour Complex.

The white saviour complex has become a core ‘what not to do’ development buzzword, but what does it actually mean and why should it be avoided? Defining the White Saviour Many trace the term of white saviour (industrial) complex to Telu Cole, a Nigerian-American author who posted a range of …

(video) Advice for Newcomers to Communication for Development

In our first group chat the Quartet discusses some of our best advice for getting into the communication for development industry. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQKL_eDtvrg&t=166s[/youtube]   If you have any advice for people just starting out or have any questions for the Quartet about their experiences, let us know in the comments below …

4 ICT4D innovations empowering people and changing lives

Digital technology is rapidly advancing opportunities that enable people to live more productive and healthier lives in all parts of the world—including developing countries. Convenience, time, money, and access to education and healthcare are just some of the benefits derived from digital technology. Here is a look at four communications …

4 Ways ICTs are Influencing Trust in Development Communication

Trust, it’s an important aspect of any relationship whether it be at a personal or institutional level. It’s something the development sector relies on to function and receive funding. However, due to the current political climate and recent scandals in the aid sector, trust is fast becoming a rarity. A …

ICT not 4D

Information communication technology (ICT) is increasingly used by development agencies and governments to help achieve development goals. Countless examples show the potential power ICTs have to improve the livelihoods of people and protect our planet. But there are also dark sides of ICT—sometimes intentional, other times not—that warrant a cautious, …