This is our story of natural disaster – and, for once, it’s told entirely by us

Ernest Ta'asi Disasters, Innovation, Participation and Leadership

None of the roles in a powerful recent film about South Pacific islanders reacting to a cyclone is played by a professional actor, says Oxfam’s Ernest Ta’asi. Instead, the actors and script writers all came from the island community – in what may be a game-changer for NGO storytelling

Transformative impact at scale in Senegal

Diatou Ndiaye Gender, Influencing, Participation and Leadership

The Inspiring Better Futures case studies series shares insights from people who are successfully creating better futures even against the odds in some of the world’s toughest contexts in lower-income countries. All have achieved transformative impact at scale by tackling underlying structural causes of the converging economic, gender or environmental crises. Here we delve deeper into the series to interview some of the people helping make change happen.  Tostan’s Community Engagement Programme has fostered inspiring change at scale …

Their land, their voices

Imke Greven Land rights

Their land, their voices – About the importance of meaningful community engagement with local communities Land rights of local communities are often threatened in the context of increased demand for land and natural resources. A community’s choice to give, or withhold, their free, prior and informed consent (FPIC) to a project or activity planned to take place on their land …