The Road from Joburg to Bogotá: A Global Journey Toward Decolonization By Degan Ali, Executive Director of Adeso Posted on 4 December 2023   In December 2016 – seven years ago – I participated in the Global Summit on Community Philanthropy in Johannesburg, which brought together 400 people from 70 countries, representing civil society, philanthropy,…

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We hosted a virtual retreat for the Pledge for Change signatories and supporters on Monday the 27th of November, 2023. Read below for reflections and a recap of the discussions, from the Global Director of the Pledge for Change, Kate Moger.   Pledge for Change’s Virtual Retreat: a Timely Catalyst for Recommitting to Global Systems…

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  by Doreen Aluoch Omitto Since its creation at the Bretton Woods Conference nearly 80 years ago, the architecture of the international finance system has had inequity and colonialism baked in. It is only very recently – the last decade or so – that these power imbalances have begun to be publicly acknowledged – the…

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Durdur Water Enterprise Bringing Water to Somali community   Adeso’s Durdur Water Enterprise provides affordable, clean water solutions to rural communities in Somalia. Explore the changing landscape of Somalia, where droughts, famine, and deforestation have left communities in crisis. Adeso’s Durdur Water Enterprise disrupts the status quo, providing affordable, clean water solutions to places like…

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Decolonising the broken aid system By Degan Ali Essay in Global Public Investment Network’s Report: Time for Global Public Investment   “To create meaningful change and solutions in this era of polycrisis, we must tackle the crippling legacies of colonialism. When we talk about decolonising aid, we open the door to tackling the root causes…

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Earlier this month, two KujaLink team mates: Dawit Dessie and Angelina Ndungu attended a Climate Justice-Just Transition (CJ-JT) Donor Collaborative retreat. This retreat brought together youth movement leaders, change-makers, and funders from around the world. The 3-day retreat was held in Bonn, Germany.   KujaLink is Adeso’s online platform solution to increasing visibility for local and…

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Photo Caption: Community Group distributing a 6,000 liter water bladder, filled with clean water, that 10 families will share in an IDP camp. Saxansaxo: Accelerating and Scaling Homegrown Philanthropy in Somalia By Rachel Roseberry with support from Adeso’s Team in Somalia “The biggest philanthropists are the poor. We ignore them, we think that philanthropy is…

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Check out Adeso’s Annual Report and all the momentous achievements from 2022.       Excerpt from Adeso’s 2022 Annual Report: Letter from Degan Ali, Executive Director The year 2022 represented a major strategic shift for Adeso. Not only did we take bold steps to broaden our scope in our advocacy work to decolonize aid,…

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  Adeso Publishes Water Baseline Assessment from Badhan, Somalia By Rachel Roseberry with support from Adeso’s Team in Somalia   Badhan, Sanaag, Puntland – In the first quarter of 2023, Adeso’s team in Somalia conducted a baseline assessment on the water situation in Badhan, Sanaag. The baseline was to document the current situation regarding water…

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