Episode 20

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8th Mar 2020

Lessons from Africa with Catherine Fitzgibbon

With the pressure on the NHS and funding for schools, shouldn’t we be looking after our own before spending money on Aid to Africa?

What can our socially and economically deprived Regions learn from our experiences of Aid to Africa?

African culture still respects the wisdom of the Elders. With 75% of the population under the age of 30 what’s happening to the traditional African respect and role for the wisdom of the Elders?

Does the African tradition of 'Ubunto' potentially provide us with a 21 Century inclusive model for managing our economy?

For a very different perspective on Africa and the role of Development Aid have a listen to this fascinating conversation.

About our guest

Catherine Fitzgibbons is an International Development Consultant with a lifetime of experience in NGOs including Country leadership with Save the Children and most recently, consulting for the World Bank, The World Health Organisation and UK local bodies.

Contacting our guest

Catherine can be reached via LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherine-fitzgibbon-33997048/

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