In the latest episode of Amos Doornbos’ ‘Courageous Change for Change Makers’ podcast, Amos and Aid Works’ Mo Ali chat about racism in the aid sector and what we can do about it

‘We’re not thinking about change. We’re thinking about compliance’ – Amos and Mo discuss their experiences of racism in the aid sector, racism within organisations and the unequal relationships between international organisations and the communities they work in, the need to make equity a priority and creating safe spaces for people to talk openly. Listen to the podcast here.

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Aid Works is publishing its Evaluation Process Toolkit for free

At Aid Works we want to help build local expertise in order to support organisations and consultants in the global south to conduct evaluations. Our Toolkit guides you through each stage of an evaluation and is suitable for all experience levels. Consisting of the main Toolkit and 9 additional resources, it features useful tips and links, examples from our work and opportunities to contact us for further support. Find out how to access the Toolkit here.

Unpacking anti-racism – are you a routine manager or a change maker?

When it comes to making change that drives equity and anti-racism in the aid sector, you do not need to be in charge to make a ruckus.

Your world view and your story affects how you will take a stance on racism and create equity. Your world view influences you actions, beliefs and judgements on situations. Your story is the narrative you tell yourself about who you are and what you do. As described by Seth Godin in his blog ‘Worldviews and stories. Continue reading

Our new six-session package Anti-racism Unpacked offers a safe, confidential space to help individuals become change makers in anti-racism

Anti-racism in development and aid is a huge topic. And at Aid Works we always want to discuss how to make ‘aid’ work better. We want to help you with your change process. We don’t have your answers, we want to help you come to your own answers. Get in touch. Find out more here.

Our Programmes Director Mo chats to GoGoDone founder Heather Chavin – they share their experiences of using GoGoDone to meet new people, get inspired and get their work done!

 

With millions of people across the world working from home, many may be struggling to stay motivated and achieve their goals. GoGoDone is a way to connect with others, maintain accountability and therefore enhance productivity. Continue reading

Aid Works has created a generic 1-page coronavirus (COVID-19) information poster containing instructions on how to adapt it for your organisation and context

Featuring 5 easy-to-follow guidelines to avoid contracting and spreading COVID-19, you can use the poster to support your organisation’s coronavirus health messaging. The text is short and can be easily translated into different languages. The text highlighted yellow indicates the information or image that needs to be inserted into the poster. There is a Powerpoint version and an InDesign version. Please contact info@aidworks.org.uk for a copy of the InDesign version. Please share widely! 

Aid Works associates have created easy-to-use guidelines to help plan effective health messaging during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Does your orgnisation need to communicate key messages about COVID-19? Whether you’re helping the public or health workers to keep safe during the current pandemic, our brand-new Risk Communications Guidelines for Public Health Emergencies can help you to create an effective communications strategy. This practical guide takes you through 2 key research questions and contains checklists and useful tips. Continue reading

Aid Works and the COVID-19 response – combining expertise in public health, WASH and information specialities

There is a universe of possibilities around how people and organisations can help during the coronavirus crisis.

At Aid Works, we’re working with our specialists in public health, WASH, communications, training and mentoring and public-private partnerships to decide where our skills will be of greatest use.

We want to harness the knowledge we’ve gained from evaluating projects and providing technical support to our in-country partners Continue reading