Virginia is a freelance journalist and editor based in Barcelona. She has worked in the development sector in Malawi and Kenya and Somalia before returning to Europe, where she gained experience in the United Kingdom, Norway and Spain. She is the managing editor of Words in the Bucket, an online platform discussing human rights, gender, development and environment issues.
Humanitarian necessities are no longer the most pressing concerns for many migrants and refugees who arrived to Europe across the Mediterranean. What they need most is legal counsel, information, advice, and know-how to navigate a slow and complex asylum system.
The U.N. secretary-general is among those calling for a greater proportion of aid to move directly through local and national NGOs. While wholesale change looks far off, individual aid workers can help build change at a grass-roots level. Devex talks to three experts about how everyone can pitch in to reform.
A new World Food Program platform plans to connect 1.5 million smallholder farmers to commercial markets and supply chains. How does it work? Devex gets the inside track from Mahadevan Ramachandran, deputy director of procurement at the WFP's supply chain division.
Innovation was firmly in the spotlight during the Paris climate change negotiations. But how do innovations help step up efforts in the food security, nutrition and agricultural sector? Devex gets the inside track from three experts in the field.
With its inclusion in the Sustainable Development Goals, resilience has truly gone mainstream. But how can it be applied in practice across sectors to achieve scale? Devex got the inside track from Luca Alinovi, senior emergency and rehabilitation coordinator at the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization.