Posts related to Humanitarian Space
30 March 2012 - Private Sector Partnerships: Redefining the Roles of NGOs
By Alison Hemberger In a talk on March 23, 2012 hosted by the Hauser Center, the newly appointed CEO of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), Carolyn Woo, discussed her strategic vision for the NGO in the coming years. New partnerships, including corporate partnerships, were among the six strategic “buckets” she outlined to help the NGO achieve [...]
20 February 2012 - Innovation for Poverty Alleviation: Time to Change the Process?
By Sara Nadel This post was originally published on the Harvard Business School’s Managing Innovation Blog Several years ago, I saw a presentation by Yale School of Management Economics Professor Mushfiq Mobarak about encouraging poor populations in Bangladesh to adopt clean stoves. Traditional stoves pollute air inside the home, causing respiratory illnesses and increasing cancer [...]
19 December 2011 - Ending Hunger in Africa: What Strategies, What Governance?
By Nora McKeon Nothing unusual in the title of the seminar that The Hauser Center at Harvard University put together just over a year ago. Everyone from academics to NGOs, government officials and even rock stars seem to have something to say on the topic. The innovation here was the choice of the lead panelist: [...]
09 December 2011 - Paul Farmer’s Call for a New Conversation on Aid to Haiti
By Steven Lawry Paul Farmer’s compelling new book, “Haiti: After the Earthquake,” suggests that international aid to Haiti, while providing relief from suffering during the worst of times, including in the aftermath of the January 12, 2010, earthquake, has for the most part failed to help Haiti build capacity in its own public institutions, including [...]
31 March 2010 - Building Development Partnerships with NGOs: The Experience of Corporate Foundations
The next session of the NGOs & Development study group, organized by the Humanitarian & Development NGOs Domain of the Hauser Center, will be held on Thursday, April 8th from 4:00-5:00pm in Weil Town Hall (Belfer L1) at the Harvard Kennedy School. The session will be lead by Shalaka Joshi, Vice President of Global Strategies, CSO Partners, and Salimah Samji, who was [...]