Tips for NGOs to survive the 'middle-income trap'

Felix Monggae of the Kalahari Conservation Society shares how his organization is overcoming funding challenges.

With more donors redirecting their aid money to least-developed countries, nongovernmental organizations in middle-income nations that still have development challenges need to get creative to access donor funding.

In Botswana, an upper-middle-income country, the Kalahari Conservation Society faced the same dilemma, Felix Monggae told Devex Associate Editor Richard Jones in this video interview in the Mokolodi national park in advance of the Annual Democracy Forum 2014 in Gaborone, Botswana.

How did the organization find a way to survive?

Watch the above clip to find out and learn more insights from Monggae on what types of projects KCS pursued and the transformation they went through in the process.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.