Rural Development Consulting, Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Development Webinar
Engineering for Change (E4C) has a new webinar coming up this month titled Rural Development Consulting, Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Development. It takes place, in Spanish on 27 August and in English on 29 August.
These are free webinars. This particular one sounds like it addresses the common "NGO is a problem" discussions here. From the web page:
The development of rural infrastructure in developing countries can be expensive, challenging to implement, typically does not lend itself to easily measured, meaningful outcomes, and requires ongoing local support to ensure long-term efficacy. While international aid organizations, non-government organizations (NGOs) and foundations attempt to address these issues, smaller companies and start-up organizations that collaborate with these well-established organizations get bogged down with stringent contracting and lengthy reporting requirements, diverting much of their already scarce resources away from operations. As a result, innovation from smaller, local organizations that could otherwise provide sustainable solutions to persistent development problems is stifled.