Friday, 7 August 2015

Dara Passano

I've recently fallen in love with a columnist from the Guardian.

If you have anything to do with development, have ever been an international volunteer, or even just have a sense of humour on humanitarian issues, you've gotta follow @DaraPassano

Telling it like it is. A serious breath of fresh air, which is welcome as it's really dusty in Rwanda at the moment. Not many people know it's a dusty country during the dry season.

Here's a taster:

Did you know there is a direct correlation between the depth of compassion you display for the suffering, and the size of the showerhead you washed under that morning? There is. I’ve done operations research on it.

I think we can all agree – with the exception of my boss, who doesn’t agree with anyone about anything – that the quality of this proposal is low. As in, even lower than our usual.

But in our defence, what maniac releases a request for applications over the Christmas holiday? Are you trying to rend whatever fragile family structures we aid workers have left? 

I probably should keep quiet on The Consultant's Manifesto... *ahem*

Observational humour at its finest.

Also worth checking out the Development Book Club (@devnovice) if you're interested in #intdev issues.

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