For those in comfortable NGO positions in the North, imagine leading a Southern NGO serving your local community and beyond. You might help many thousands of people every year. You’ve won awards and accolades for your work; stood on platforms in conferences in London, New York and Geneva; and been asked to join numerous boards and profiled in leading newspapers around the world.

Except that the reality is never as good as the Instagram image.

Read the full article on how Southern organisations need to find ways to take power, rather than wait for it to be ‘shifted’ to them, on openDemocracy website.


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