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Sadaf Shallwani

Opinion Sadaf Shallwani 11 August 2022

Solidarity over charity: Prioritising long-term shifts over band-aid responses

What has charitable giving achieved over the last few decades? It’s a question that implicates billions of dollars, millions of people, and countless hours of work and effort, yet the answer is frustrating: Modern charity …

Opinion 1 Sadaf Shallwani 7 November 2021

Community-driven systems change: A practical way to shift power in global development and philanthropy

Traditional global development practices aren’t working. Despite substantial investments in development efforts over many years, many large projects initiated by traditional, top-down Global North philanthropic funders, international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and others have not resulted …