Edited by Alisha Nicole Apale and Valerie Stam.
Published by Between the Lines, 2011.
|Young Canadians are increasingly active and engaged in global
issues. Many are eagerly poised to contribute in smaller and even larger
ways to international development and the Canadian national politics
that, for better or worse, shape the field. What happens when they leave their
comfortable homes to journey to refugee camps or war zones in the name of
"development," and then return home?
Generation NGO captures some of the first impressions of these young international development professionals. It provides snapshots of some of their first experiences with inequality and poverty, power and privilege, stereotypes, identity, social location, prejudice, and injustice. It is as much about questions as it is about answers. These essays illustrate the continual negotiation of development workers in positioning and conducting themselves in a morally and ethically charged profession.
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Contributors include: Pike Krpan, Zoe Khan, Laura Madeleine Sie, Alika Hendricks, Maro Adjemian, Simon Yale Strauss, Julia Paulson, and Heidi Braun.
Alisha Nicole Apale coordinates the Aboriginal Health Initiative of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Canada. She has a particular interest in the health issues experienced by vulnerable populations within highly inequitable countries, including in Canada, and the intersectoral nature of public health and health systems development.
Valerie Stam has studied income generation among refugees in Ghana, worked on peacebuilding, disarmament and the women's peace movement in Senegal, and explored the intersection of women, politics and conflict in India. She is a Community Developer at a Community Health Centre in Ottawa where she enjoys translating her overseas development experience into local practice.
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