Posts categorized under Development

09 January 2015 ~ 3 Comments

Ripples & Magnets: Celebrating a decade of PEPY People

PEPY, a hybrid organization I helped found in Cambodia is celebrated its 10-year anniversary last week, and in reflecting on this milestone, I was intrigued to explore the ripples and magnets that have fueled and been fueled by our work. Ripple effects imply cause and effect, and in some of these ripples we were the rock and […]

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01 January 2015 ~ 0 Comments

A new decade for a localized PEPY

    Today PEPY got a makeover, one that is distinctly more Cambodian. For the last year and a half the PEPY team in Cambodia and the board of directors of the US registered non-profit organization have been working on a plan to localize PEPY. Papers have been filed and approved with the Ministry of […]

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04 November 2014 ~ 0 Comments

“Where should I study abroad?”

Another question I often get…. I shared my thoughts about a university called EARTH, a top African university, a floating campus, my favorite study travel options, and my general reflections on how to choose in this Huffington Post piece: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniela-papi/where-should-i-study-abro_b_6071594.html  

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13 September 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Non-profit evaluation (and LEARNING!)

For this summer’s addition of the Stanford Social Innovation Review, my friend Karina Kloos and I wrote a piece about nonprofit evaluation called “Lost in Translation“. This week I was at a wonderful residential with the wonderful Clore Social Leadership team, and I was reminded about the need for a middle ground of dialogue in […]

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15 June 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Lost in Translation

I was lucky to be able to write a piece for this Summer 2014 SSIR journal with a former co-worker at PEPY/PEPY Tours, Karina Kloos.  Karina and I had worked together in 2009 to make Voluntourism101, and have collaborated since on projects and brainstorms around how to further the “social” in the social sector. Karina […]

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26 March 2014 ~ 0 Comments

Personal development and global development are entirely interlinked

I was part of a radio piece for ABC radio in Australia. Of course, as usual, they gave it a very “catchy” title – ” Is ‘voluntourism’ the new colonialism? I would have rather had something more along the lines of “how do we make volunteer service more humble” or something…. but such is life. […]

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04 November 2013 ~ 1 Comment

Why is sexism ok in development work?

I just posted a piece on The Huffington Post called “Why Is Sexism Okay in Development Work? Reconsidering the ‘Women are Better’ Dialogue.” Read up if you are interested. It was inspired by hearing multiple people this weekend say “I don’t hire men,” when speaking about their social enterprises or NGOs in emerging markets.  This is […]

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