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If we want to innovate, we need to disrupt our relationships and embrace tension

NGOs need to partner with the unlike-minded, not just those who agree with you. If we want to innovate we need to disrupt our relationships and embrace tension, says ODI’s Caroline Cassidy

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How do we shift social norms on climate change?

How do you change people’s views on climate change? Learn from campaigns like same-sex marriage says Oxfam’s Duncan Green who arrives in New Zealand this week.

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The New Zealand Cause Report - Shape of the Charity Sector

The NGO model has stayed the same for decades, but disruption and innovation is coming . More mergers and collaborations are likely in the future, according to Investment firm JBWere’s report on the NGO sector in New Zealand.

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India awards inclusive brand of innovation

India's presidential palace was the site of an unusual gathering this week, celebrating the democratic inclusion of people with no or little training in the country’s innovation system.

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Thousands of Queenslanders evacuated as cyclone barrels towards coast

Thousands have been ordered to evacuate as Tropical Cyclone Debbie barrels towards the north Queensland coast, bringing 280km/h winds, flooding rain and a 4m tidal surge.

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Responding by God's mercy in South Sudan

NDRF Chair Mark Mitchell is in Juba responding to the famine in South Sudan with Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand. He reports on the country's humanitarian crisis, fuelled by rising temperatures, a lack of rainfall, and most crucially, a bloody conflict that has been raging since 2013.

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Hunting for the Grand Bargain

Ten months on from the signature of a landmark agreement to reform emergency aid, critics worry that the process of translating 51 separate commitments into action is creating new layers of bureaucracy – the very thing the initiative was supposed to reduce. IRIN investigates the challenges of implementing the "Grand Bargain" as political space and resourcing for humanitarian work are increasingly jeopardized.

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Want to sell aid to the Australian public? Look to values, not national interests

If recent speeches are anything to go by, politicians believe the best way to sell aid to Australians is to convince them it aids Australia too. It’s an understandable belief, but is it actually, empirically, correct? Terence Wood and Camilla Burkot find that the public are in fact more motivated by a moral obligation to help.

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In west Mosul, 'nowhere is safe for civilians'

The Iraqi army on Sunday resumed operations against ISIL in Mosul after a one-day pause, amid growing concerns over an escalating civilian death toll as fierce fighting spreads to the city's most densely populated areas.

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Informal armies: community defence groups in South Sudan’s civil war

As South Sudan’s civil war enters its fourth year, Saferworld’s most recent publication explores one aspect of the current crisis: the mobilisation and transformation of the country’s many ‘informal armies’.

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