I thought I’d work in the non-profit sector in Belgium. That’s what I had foreseen. Not working in the Amazon with indigenous communities, nor visiting tiny villages in rural Congo.. This sector is so unpredictable. Maybe they will close a programme, or the NGO will leave the country. You never really know for sure.
This is the story of Geneviève LaSalle, who grew up in a small town in France. We met in Bogota, Colombia, where she was an intern at UNHCR. Shortly after, she left Bogota to return to France to complete her Master’s degree. She now works […]
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We met four years ago in Quito, and then saw each other again in the Caribbean when we both worked in Haiti. Here, my friend Thomas shares what he’s learnt on getting started working in international development and NGOs, and his experience in Latin America.