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Describing the Yennenga Philosophy
Any truly committed aid worker would stand up on demand and deliver an electrifying sales pitch to assure us of the relevance of specifically their organisation. I can hardly think of anyone with a more sound base to do so than Stina Berge.
Last semester two Master students in Industrial Engeneering at Lund University, Christoffer Hansson and Rebecca Palmgren, wrote their thesis aiming to... “develop a framework for constructing performance measurement systems that will help organizations within development aid to reach their long and short term goals”
– I believe that our input, although very limited, worked out so well because of Yennenga´s project philosophy. Since the ambition is to make every single section of a society function together, everyone can contribute in a meaningful way. Whatever your profession, whatever your business, there is room for every initiative!
It's time for us to make a real difference: I am Congo!
Ten years ago, the United Nations published the DRC Mapping Report documenting the systematic abuses in this conflict. And yet, not much has happened. We have new laws and resolutions, but we need juridical institutions to secure they are respected!
Peace is not just a word written on a piece of paper. It is a course of action..
At times, it can be somewhat tricky to visualize valuable development activities. While donors naturally want to see how their funds are utilised, quite often the most meaningful structural inputs in a society are impossible to immortalize in a photo.
When Sofie Malm elaborates on benefits like better health and better living, she cannot help also highlighting her personal memories of visiting Nakamtenga. In a filmed interview with Röda Korset’s Folk High School, she presents the recent launch of much improved waste management.
Let us hope that the persons opening the container are informed about its content. Otherwise, revealing a life sized ripped up doll with various internal organs on display may cause some consternation.
There is one thing: All the questions, whatever their size, that we are trying to address, in everyday life around us in the village of Nakamtenga, to create a good society for all those who live in it. Then there is the other thing which is the fact that everything that happens in the outside world affects us, and affects the goals we're trying to achieve. The year that passed, 2019 and the first half of 2020 has, to say the least, challenged us in this. But we have a dream! A strong dream and a conviction for a better world! And we hold on to that dream!