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 …

4 C4D Practices That Make You a Smart Advocate

Turns out that the best development communication sometimes has nothing to do with communicating about your development organization. A few weeks ago, I went on a field visit for diplomats, organized by the advocacy manager of a well-known international NGO. Once at the Bedouin community, the community spokesperson, the school’s …

‘Like minded’: the effect of echo chambers in development communications

“Echo chamber” must be one of hottest expressions right now. Even a superficial look into recent studies around it identifies some serious concerns for development communicators. The echo chamber is having a real impact on democracy, social change and all the goal development communications work towards. In the meantime, we …