Category Archives: Development

Some thoughts on the International Co-operative Alliance conference

Three weeks ago I had the chance to attend the biannual conference of the International Co-operative Alliance (ICA) in Cape Town. It brought together about 2000 people from around the world and I was looking forward to it. Thanks to … Continue reading

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ESF International finally founded!

Can’t hold it back anymore: On Sunday we held the constitutional assembly for ESF International (International Framework for Studies Without Borders). The registration process in Paris is still under way, but we voted on a statute and elected an “international … Continue reading

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Selfmade dependency

I had an interesting lunch discussion with Jared last week: I asked him my notorious question of what he thinks about the potentials of volunteer engagement in low income countries. He answered that of course volunteering difficult for people who … Continue reading

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Slum visit

Last Wednesday Jared and Chryspin took Joseph and me to one of Nairobi’s smaller slums to film CEPACET‘s schooling project there. The narrow paths through the shags were still slippery from the rain of the last night, even though it … Continue reading

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Nairobi Round Table I

When Jared, Joseph and I decided to organise a round table on “Arts and new media for advocacy and peace work” I had no specific expectations. The topic sounded interesting, but I have no personal experience to relate it to … Continue reading

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