Decolonizing development, did you say that innovation cannot play a role?
Updated: Nov 2, 2020
Decolonizing international development, an ever-present global challenge we need to face up and embrace!
Global #GeorgeFloyd movement and COVID19 remind us that decolonization is not only about the dominant "global north" over the "global south" but this is also about the heritage of history still vivid within all our societies and models.
The challenge is huge and requests many changes at all levels (political, institutional, cultural etc.). One of them is to giving voice to the silenced and unheard people, communities, researchers and placing them at the center of decision making.
"Information is power": technology and innovation can play a critical role, improving access to information and providing the means to share information, research, ideas, influence and conterbalance the "global north". We need and call for more youtubers, bloggers, influencers, startups and bigger companies from the "global south"!
Thanks ODI for "biting" this subject,