On being black in the white-dominated aid industry – By Rosebell Kagumire

Written by Rosebell Kagumire

June 14. 2018 – Global Voices Commentary

I am a firm believer in making journeys, taking steps far out of my comfort zone for the sake of learning and seeking new experiences. That rule applies to both physical and intellectual spaces. So, when an opportunity for a short-term assignment with a major international non-governmental organization (INGO) came up, I packed my bags and headed to Europe.

This wasn’t much about the big money we are made to believe awaits you there, though the pay was decent. The thing no one prepares you for, and which is rarely talked about in-depth is what it means to be an African in an institution operated by a white majority.

READ MORE: https://globalvoices.org/2018/06/14/on-being-black-in-the-white-dominated-aid-industry/

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  • Clyde Duncan  On June 18, 2018 at 10:20 am

    ROSEBELL: Your Surname Says It All “QUAGMIRE”

    We have to laugh to keep from crying!!

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