BLOG TWO:     If there is a reason there is a rhyme… is to introduce the job role to younger people who are interested in entering the humanitarian field of aid, relief and emergency.


I state “younger” because I have learned over the course of my career that many in the field do not enter out of university but enter after having a career. Such wonderful organizations as MedAir.org encourage people with skills and knowledge to train with them in the field. Thus, my goal is directed to all people, of all ages, nationalities, and levels of experience to be empowered with information about this fabulous career.

The reason for theaidworker.com
Yes, this is an industry—- it is a social industry. Not much different than the health care industry in that it is a big and complex structure made up of many stakeholders. And, it is this stakeholder complexity that I will aim to introduce through my storytelling. In explaining my work in the field, I will talk story about the stakeholders that are important to creating change in developing countries.


Next to the goal of theaidworker.com are the aims….


Aim 1:    To introduce stakeholders (etc— UN, USAID, EU, WHO, NGO’s, CBO’s, Private Sector, Government Groups, Churches and others),


Aim 2:    To integrate through storytelling the importance the private sector plays as a stakeholder and how my own career in aidwork has been broadened and strengthened by my experiences also working with private firms ( Safeway Stores, Accenture, IBM, Grey Global,  and   Cathay Pacific)


Aim 3:    To discuss and provide information about expatriate hood— the beauty  of living and working abroad and the long term personal and professional consequences of the decision to become a global citizen.


Aim 4: To provide a virtual online service for personal coaching and guidance   to aidworkers ( or future aidworkers)


Aim 5:   To provide a forum for discussion of topics related to aid work.


Aim 6: To build a online store of world goods created by developing nations’communities, by women, men and children for sale. Products made in the field with guidance from aidworkers.


Aim 7: To help people understand what the expressions ‘poverty alleviation’ means.


Aim 8:  To help people understand what a humanitarian is.



The reasons stated and the rhyme simply more a statement —-one that resonates with me……


      “No man can write who is not first a humanitarian”


                                                             William Faulkner



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