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Developing World

We have 286 blogposts about and from the Developing World.
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  • How To Get More Likes On Social Media is a damning indictment of #whitesavior complex

    By on 13 December 2017

    Remember #BarbieSavior? That satirical account went viral last year with its photos of the all-American doll getting woke and flying to “Africa” to save the world. Now, The Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund, creators of the Rusty...

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  • HIV is a superpower to save lives too

    By on 29 November 2017

    To Understand PSA you need to understand local culture, not just the ideal cause goals.  This viral video is a good example of that and they take advantage of it. Brothers for Life promotes positive male norms and encourages...

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  • How far would you walk to find clean drinking water?

    By on 2 September 2017

    This social experiment is confrontational without being shocking and it brings the cause about water, sanitation and hygiene to the streets of England. It is about the lack of clean drinking water for 2.4 million children in Somalia. Kindvertising and Reelmedia Film...

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  • Is the end of poverty in sight?

    By on 12 May 2017

    Spend five minutes on social media and you’ll convince yourself the world is going backwards and downwards, and that progress is a myth. But elsewhere in the world there’s a new degree of optimism driven by the SDGs and...

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  • Radi-Aid App: Change A Life With Just One Swipe

    By on 21 November 2016

    It’s November and thus time for the Radi-Aid Awards. They are about the creativity in fundraising campaigns, an idea started in 2013 by SAIH, the Norwegian Students’ and Academics’ International Assistance Fund. They are awarding creative fundraising campaigns with the Golden...

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  • Farming in sneakers

    By on 22 August 2016

    This feel-good video is a portrait of three young farmers in Tanzania. It comes from SNV, a non-profit, international development organisation, established in the Netherlands. ‘Opportunities for Youth Employment’ is one of their programmes which focuses on the huge problem...

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  • ‘The other is you’ uncovers stereotypes in fundraising

    By on 23 June 2016

    This video is the animated explanation of a project from three students majoring in social communication in Belgium. It is the final study project from Camille Bettonville, Jeanne Eloi and Fabiola Legrain Sanabria adressing the spread of stereotypes in NGO communication. A subject...

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  • Behind the Seams: Who makes your clothes?

    By on 3 May 2016

    Behind the Seams is a new ongoing campaign launched as an indictment of the fashion industry. They started with a clear mission: There should be no mystery as to who is making your clothes. The organisation want to improve the conditions of workers...

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  • The Alphabet of Illiteracy

    By on 26 March 2016

    A lovely campaign from Project Literacy, an initiative backed by education publisher Pearson, about the lifelong, and life-changing impacts of illiteracy. Simple, strong and beautifully made using real sculptures to illustrate every letter, and every point. Agency: FCB Sculptures: Wilfrid Wood

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  • #BarbieSavior Instagram lampoons white saviour complex

    By on 25 March 2016

    The “white saviour” cliché is already well-known among international development circles. It’s a  voluntourist, often American, white, female, and overtly Christian, who engages in overseas volunteerism that’s “all about her.” The concept has already been lampooned by projects such...

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