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  1. Pauline McKeown
    Pauline McKeown September 7, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Here in Oxfam’s water governance programme in the Mekong region we are putting the Augusto Boal ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’ into action to achieve development goals. We are working on some of the most conflict ridden and politically sensitive issues of natural resource grabbing and have found theatre is a valuable way for communities to examine and identify their own solutions. Skills are required to safely facilitate these processes and we are training 8 young people from the region in these methodologies. They will go on to work with hundreds of community members. government officials and private developers. You can learn about them here.

    If you would like more information please contact me.

  2. Helen
    Helen September 6, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    I just watched ‘they only drink it in the Congo’ in London, written by an aid industry outsider, Adam Brace. But it is excellent – touches on the white saviour complex, the realities of conflict and violence in diaspora communities and at home in the DRC, and the terrible disappointment of trying and failing to make things a bit better. Shame I can’t see your work – sounds great!

  3. Elizabeth Morgan
    Elizabeth Morgan September 6, 2016 at 9:36 am

    How fabulous Tom – great contribution to the narratives about development dilemmas. Theatre and other art forms really under-utlised in development interventions and M&E. Ironic really given the power and place of art and culture in many of the countries we all work in.

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