One of the major objections to the work of development agencies, especially in Uganda, has been that their interventions are rarely sustainable and instead create a dependency syndrome in the beneficiaries. From my observations in the past three weeks, I’ve seen that BRAC overcomes this by using an empowerment approach where beneficiaries are facilitated to […]
As an avid social media user, I can confidently say that Twitter offers the best opportunities for connection. Through my four years of tweeting, one can only imagine the variety of people (and accounts) that I have interacted. One of my favorite pastimes has been looking out for irrational 140-character soundbytes related to feminism and […]
A poem on diversity and inclusion, written in 10minutes!
The first week of the BRAC Young Professionals Programme promised (and delivered) an unforgettable experience with a packed line up of top management from both BRAC Bangladesh and BRAC International. The program provided a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet seasoned development experts and career professionals at the helm of the world’s biggest development organisation.
Here’s to new beginnings. Reflections on a world observed.
In Gameweek 14 of the English Premier League, the teams and the football association decided to show ‘support’ for the cause of gay rights. Several clubs added rainbow filters to their logos and this expectedly created a lot of debate. One comment caught my attention. Referring to the voices calling for separation of football and […]
The day of Thanksgiving is celebrated in America on the last Thursday of November. With origins dating back nearly 400 years ago, friends and families gather around tables to feast and give thanks. Google gives us a background of the holiday thus: It was 1620 in Plymouth, Massachusetts when Mayflower colonists and the Wampanoag forged […]