Lara Smallman - THINK ABOUT IT http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/index.php/think3/post TH!NK ABOUT IT #3 en krennie1@gmail.com Copyright 2012 2012-03-07T23:11:51+00:00 Lara Smallman - The Success Stories http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/the_success_stories/ http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/the_success_stories/#When:13:34:45Z When development does get coverage, it usually comes in the form of a large serving of doom and gloom. Well, not last night... Aid 2010-10-19T13:34:45+00:00 Lara Smallman - Time to stop vegging out? http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/time_to_stop_vegging_out/ http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/time_to_stop_vegging_out/#When:10:14:35Z We're eating exotic fruit and vegetables as though they were going out of fashion. With water pollution and shortages, is it time to stop vegging out? Agriculture 2010-10-01T10:14:35+00:00 Lara Smallman - Just a gimmick? http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/just_a_gimmick/ http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/just_a_gimmick/#When:17:45:01Z The business of international development is about as serious as it gets. Why then is it turning into one big gimmick? Media 2010-09-29T17:45:01+00:00 Lara Smallman - Why all eyes should not be on the summit http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/all_eyes_should_not_be_on_the_summit/ http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/all_eyes_should_not_be_on_the_summit/#When:08:38:52Z Today is the start of the main event, the MDG review summit. But I must admit, tomorrow, my mind won't be entirely focussed on day two's proceedings in NYC... Politics 2010-09-20T08:38:52+00:00 Lara Smallman - Is Kenya’s green dollar as good as it seems? http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/kenyas_green_dollar/ http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/kenyas_green_dollar/#When:09:40:14Z 80% of Kenyans are employed in agriculture, making it crucial to the country's economy. But whilst buying their exports sustains livelihoods, it's not always an altogether ethical purchase... Agriculture 2010-09-16T09:40:14+00:00 Lara Smallman - War and Peace http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/war_and_peace/ http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/war_and_peace/#When:09:23:10Z And no, I'm not talking about the 1,225 page novel by Tolstoy... Crisis 2010-09-11T09:23:10+00:00 Lara Smallman - To convert or not to convert? That is the question. (Findings from Malaysia trip) http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/to_convert_or_not_to_convert_that_is_the_question._findings_from_malaysia_t/ http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/to_convert_or_not_to_convert_that_is_the_question._findings_from_malaysia_t/#When:17:11:48Z Call it what you will, incentives, rewards or just a helping hand, Malaysia's indigenous people are flooded with offers of help. But just as the saying goes, there is no such thing as a free lunch... Human Rights 2010-08-28T17:11:48+00:00 Lara Smallman - Have we forgotten the most important thing of all? http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/have_we_forgotten_the_most_important_thing_of_all/ http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/have_we_forgotten_the_most_important_thing_of_all/#When:16:37:05Z We've queried and questioned left, right and centre. But there's one thing we've failed to do - analyse the body that monitors the goals designed to turn developing countries around. Politics 2010-07-30T16:37:05+00:00 Lara Smallman - The problem is ours, not theirs http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/see_the_possibilities/ http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/see_the_possibilities/#When:09:52:05Z Reflecting on disadvantage, most people see only limitations. If only we took a little time, patience and imagination... Equality 2010-07-20T09:52:05+00:00 Lara Smallman - Tradition vs. modernity: Reporting from Morocco http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/tradition_vs._modernity/ http://development.thinkaboutit.eu/think3/post/tradition_vs._modernity/#When:20:21:39Z For a developing country, striking a comfortable balance between moving forwards, and not losing touch with the past, is no mean feat. I went to Fez, Morocco, to experience an altogether less hi-tech way of life, and to find out about the challenges that face those determined to keep it that way: Environment 2010-07-02T20:21:39+00:00