Listening, Power and Inclusion: Languages in Development NGOs
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Listening, Power and Inclusion: Languages in Development NGOs

Listening, Power and Inclusion: Languages in Development NGOs

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SOAS, University of London

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A free Workshop organised by INTRAC and the Universities of Reading and Portsmouth

How does language affect relationships between NGO workers and the people and communities with whom they work? What challenges are NGO workers confronted with when attempting to listen to people from different cultural backgrounds? Does the dominance of English in organisations influence power relationships on the ground? How is language embedded into NGO approaches to listening in different contexts - listening to local communities, listening to children, listening with other development actors?

As part of the Listening Zones project, we are inviting you to this participatory workshop to:

  • Hear about the research so far, drawing on historic case studies

  • Reflect on what we can learn from this for current practice

  • Shape the next steps of the research

  • Ensure outputs from the project are relevant and useful

For more information visit www.reading.ac.uk/listening-zones-ngos or contact w.tesseur@reading.ac.uk.

[Photo: SAC Neil Chapman (RAF)/MOD, Department for International Development (DFID), Creative Commons Attribution Licence CC by 2.0]

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