Thank you — now it's our turn

In future development programs, local civil society and NGOs must become genuine partners — especially in regions where governments are weak or non-existent — and not just pipelines and implementers. A guest opinion by Degan Ali, executive director of Adeso, a Kenya-based nonprofit that works all across Africa.

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About the author

  • Degan Ali

    Degan Ali is the executive director of Adeso, where she leads development and humanitarian efforts. Degan is a strategic thinker with over 15 years experience designing and managing food security, livelihoods, and water, sanitation and hygiene programs in some of the poorest, most fragile countries in Africa. Under her leadership, Adeso has become a pioneer in using cash programming to deliver aid to vulnerable populations.