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We bring together the latest insights and perspectives to broaden the conversation on international development. Experts and practitioners from across the sector interrogate the latest trends and debates on crucial current issues to stimulate your thinking.
||CleanCan private finance ever work for the world’s poorest?||As the UK government move towards higher investment in Africa, more and more aid is being delivered through the private sector. What do these trends mean for the poorest countries? And how can we as NGOs break through the political rhetoric of a “Global Britain” to practically and positively engage with the privatisation agenda? We’ve brought together a range of sector experts to interrogate these trends. Bond's Kate Oliver chats to Liz May, head of policy and advocacy at Traidcraft Exchange, Toby Quantrill, global lead on economic justice at Christian Aid, and Jesse Griffiths from the Overseas Development Institute. Find out more on the Bondcast website.||25 3 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Leading from the global south||This episode of the Bondcast comes from a session at the Bond Conference 2018, where panellists discussed how northern NGOs can work with southern partners to help them better lead their own development. The session was chaired by Irungu Houghton, executive director of Amnesty International Kenya. He was joined by Ambika Satkunanathan, chairperson of the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust, Jessica Horn, director of programmes for the African Women’s Development Fund, and Roland Siebes from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.||13 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The potential and pitfalls of blockchain||There’s been a lot of hype around blockchain. Some say it will revolutionise the way we operate, while others are sceptical of its potential. Now the international development and humanitarian community is beginning to explore how this new technology can be utilised for more effective and transparent activities. In this podcast, we debate whether blockhain can bring transparency and empowerment to donors, NGOs and the people they aim to support. Bond's Lena Bheeroo chats to Rhodri Davies, head of policy at Charities Aid Foundation, and Ben Joakim, CEO of blockchain finance system Disberse.||27 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: A sceptical public and hostile media attitudes||Since revelations of sexual exploitation by charity workers broke earlier this year, the media has referred to a crisis of public trust in NGOs. Are these negative stories eroding public trust? Or is there a more complex, threatening storm of public perceptions brewing? Bond’s media manager Maryam Mohsin interrogates these questions with three experts from the across the sector: Amy Fairbairn, head of media and communications at Mercy Corps, Jessica Abrahams, associate editor at Devex, and Tom Silverman, partner at Humankind Research.||13 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|