What young people want from development implementers

Shirima thinks this is where international development implementers are going wrong. “There should be more collaboration between development professionals and the young people who are in the field meeting young people every day.”

He is critical too of international negotiations, which he sees as going on outside of the world those in need inhabit. “I’m so against conferences,” he said. “People come, they fly in, sleep in the nice hotels, they just come to talk on the panels. But the real issues are happening in the field — where they are not. Sitting on panels and giving general ideas is not helpful.” Read more here

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