October 27, 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE INGOs sign southern-led pledge to create a more equitable aid system by 2030     Nairobi, Kenya: Some of the world’s biggest aid and development organisations have signed up to a far-reaching set of commitments to create closer partnerships with local and national organisations in a drive to shift…

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18 October 2022 Chandler Foundation‘s Social Investor Magazine Cover Article, “Shifting Sands: Shifting Power,” by Degan Ali   “The Long overdue current global discourse about shifting the power dynamics in aid, development, and philanthropy is exciting, important and urgent…This long overdue moment of reassessment and introspection in the philanthropy sector is an opportunity to do…

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28-29 April 2021 The people we don’t see. The voices we don’t hear. Who are the real humanitarians?  A pandemic, a climate crisis, and a global movement for racial equality, freedom, justice and the end of white supremacy. The consequences of inaction have never been more dangerous or more real. The Centre for Humanitarian Leadership’s 2021…

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Blog Post in Alliance Magazine 7 October 2022 By Degan Ali   “As the leader of an African-led humanitarian and development organization and an outspoken advocate for decolonizing aid, I’m heartened that the decolonizing philanthropy feature in Alliance magazine is sparking talk about much-needed change in the sector. But it’s past time to move from…

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Podcast at The New Humanitarian’s Rethinking Humanitarianism 19 October 2022 With special guest: Degan Ali   Is decolonized aid even achievable within our current global governance system? On the latest episode of Rethinking Humanitarianism, host Heba Aly discusses these tensions with one of the leaders of the movement to decolonise aid, Degan Ali, Executive Director…

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Disrupting the System: Adeso Procures a Drilling Rig for it’s Water Enterprise in Somalia October 2022 Badhan, Somalia As the drought across Somalia continues to intensify, it has never been more important to address the perpetual water insecurity issues and implement sustainable water infrastructure in Somalia. Remote communities in this arid country struggle to access…

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Mama Muna in her confectionery In our recent GFFO Cash Transfer project, Adeso has supported 2000 most vulnerable households from villages of Bari and Nugaal regions of Puntland, Somalia. The project entails three months of multipurpose cash transfers of $85 per month to the most at-risk groups. These groups are mainly child-headed households, women-headed households,…

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Degan Ali joins Solomé Lemma, Tim Hanstad, Don Steinberg, and Abby Maxman in a Discussion about Decolonising Aid & Reworking the Global Humanitarian and Development System (Nairobi, Kenya) – Adeso co-hosted a roundtable discussion with the Chandler Foundation, entitled Systems Change in Action: Decolonising Aid & Philanthropy on Tuesday, May 10 as part of. participated…

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Our Executive Director, Degan Ali, attended a June Global Washington roundtable on decolonizing global development and the role of U.S-based INGOs. She emphasized trust and humility, to have more trust in the local people on the ground and be humble to listen to and learn from them. Read more from the article here: “Trust surfaces…

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Flexible Funding in Emergency Response Helps Create Community-led Decisions in Somalia   By Hamda Hersi and Rachel Roseberry In Badhan, Sanaag, Somalia July 2022 With a flexible grant from GlobalGiving, Adeso has been able to respond to the immediate water needs in a drought-impacted community in Somalia. Adeso has implemented a cash-for-water response in a…

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