The decolonisation of aid: A conversation from a historical perspective

Posted by Bukola Daike on May 7, 2021 at 8:03 am

With the #BLM debates and other anti-racism protests, the discussion about the decolonisation of aid got an impulse. Blogs, panel discussions (sometimes very heated) and Tweets stumbled over one another. We witnessed many statements and opinions, but perhaps not so much common ground to proceed from.

KUNO, Partos, and The Institute of Social Studies (ISS) would like to take one step back and approach the discussion in a series of talks. Step by step, we highlight an aspect of this debate. We ask two experts to engage in a conversation with one another to explore the controversies and perhaps find some common ground.

In the series of dialogues we address the following perspectives:

  • A historical perspective
  • A development aid perspective
  • A humanitarian aid perspective
  • The role of the donor
  • A social perspective
  • The Netherlands and the decolonisation of aid

In the first meeting on the 12th of May, we will explore the historical perspective on the decolonisation of aid with two prominent speakers:

  • Dr. Arua Oko Omaka: Fellow at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Nigeria; and
  • Prof. Bertrand Taithe: Professor History of Humanitarian Aid, Manchester University.

Together with Kiza Magendane (moderator, The Broker) they will kick-start this challenging conversation. We hope that you will join as well!

Prior registration to the session is required: for the first session ‘A conversation from a historical perspective’ on Wednesday 12 May 16:00 – 17:30 CET you can register here.

Practical information
 Wednesday 12 May 16:00 – 17:30 CET
Where: Online, via Zoom
Register: Register for the first session here.
More information: Want to know more about ‘The decolonisation of aid’ and the upcomming webinars in this serie, click here.

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