Archive for the ‘Funding’ Tag

Gambian Exodus from Libya   Leave a comment

Last night I witnessed 244 Gambian youths (ages 14-28) returning from Libya back to Ferefenni, The Gambia en route from Dakar via bus. The Red Cross/The Gambia were directly supporting the recently returned locals. After returning to Ferefenni, all 244 were stationed in the town’s radio station compound, of which was heavily guarded by armed […]

Posted November 22, 2012 by Travis Warrington in Development

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Transportation and West Africa   1 comment

Since my days in Peace Corps I have been a big supporter to constructing and reconstructing roads as a mean for development in Africa (or anywhere, really). Roads mean access to hospitals, markets (to buy and sell goods), schools, etc. If the roads are horrid, like many in Africa, access to these important resources are […]

Peace in Casamance – Next Steps (Part 1)   3 comments

I know my blogging has been slim the last few months but to be honest my time here in Casamance has been pretty strict in terms of starting and conducting my research in the field. So, let me post a short piece for my audience. Also, I’ll note that this piece is a “Part 1” […]

My Research in Casamance   4 comments

As most of you know I served in Peace Corps/The Gambia between 2008-2010. The Gambia is surrounded by Senegal (I call Senegal the ‘pac man’) with ocean at the west. I lived just south of The Gambian River far upcountry in the country’s bush-area, and was never too far from The Senegalese border at any […]

ONE….What Does It Do?   2 comments

I will start this off by confirming that, yes, I am quite judgmental about any and all efforts of my fields – conflict management and development, including aid. I was chatting with a friend the other week about ONE; I’ll further admit that I know very little about ONE, but I know I should not […]

Quote of the Day, re: IMF   Leave a comment

After pulling out all of my hair from final’s week and a week’s worth of rest, I am happy to say I am back to the blogging world. With the new trend and news circa the IMF, I will add to it with a quote from a recent post by Flavia Dzodan of The Guardian, […]

Posted May 26, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Development

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A New Take on Secondhand Clothing Sent Abroad   2 comments

Guest post by Ross Lohr Those of you who have traveled in the developing world or are from the developing world know that there is an incredible supply of amazing American secondhand clothing that gets shipped to massive secondhand markets in those countries (think of the controversy with World Vision and their acquire NFL t-shirts). […]

Posted April 12, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Development

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Revamped DFiD   Leave a comment

After a back-n-forth with @DFID_UK via Twitter regarding their newest model’s take on transparency, I got out of them their newly published document (pdf) stating how they will act differently in delivering their aid monies and (apparently) which countries will be cut out from their funding. Many writers from The Guardian are all flustered about […]

Posted March 2, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Development

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Congress Does Not Care About Peace   Leave a comment

UPDATED Feb. 25th, 2010. Straight from the Alliance for Peacebuilding Dear AfP Members and Friends, I hate to admit we’ve been caught off guard, but we’ve been caught off guard. The new House of Representatives voted yesterday to cut funding for the US Institute for Peace to zero! That’s right, zero. There was no advance […]

Posted February 23, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Conflict

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World Vision Not at Fault   8 comments

I was strongly urged by a fellow blogger to write my own piece on the recent happenings regarding World Vision. Before I do so, I just want to point out that when you type ‘world vision’ into Google, the WV slogan of “One Child Needs Your Help” is BAM in your face. This is followed […]

Posted February 15, 2011 by Travis Warrington in Development

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