On Language, Ideology and Expectations in Sustainability, Aid and Development

The implications of language are a daily challenge in our work at the ISEDT and with the Disasters Group at Catalyst 2030. It seems to apply especially to conversations in sustainability, aid and development. The opportunities for misunderstanding and misinterpretation from what is said and written are legion. Even the more aware communicators can be …

Ukraine – a global tipping point for aid and development? For the better?

As of 30th March 2022, the BBC reported that the refugees fleeing Ukraine numbered 4 million. The oil price measured by the market for Brent Crude peaked at $120 plus and has settled back to c.$110 per barrel. The global price of grain has spiked by more than 30%. Prices are now feeding through to …