My current research examines the "self-financing" activities of community-based NGOs in The Gambia, West Africa, assessing the extent to which these activities affect the success and sustainability of organisations. In the context of reduced external funding for NGOs, and project-based donor support which may be short-term, inconsistent and insufficient, many organisations in The Gambia are exploring alternative means of generating income to sustain their organisation and its programmes. There is a lack of shared knowledge around the pros and cons, and risks and opportunities associated with this self-financing activity, and this research aims to provide empirical evidence to contribute to local understanding of the subject, and to wider debates about methods of financing development work, in The Gambia and beyond.
Development NGOs/CBOs, Global Development, Governance, The Gambia, West Africa, Participatory/Inclusive Research Methods, Interdisciplinary Research
Global Social Policy, MA, University of Sheffield
Sociology, Degree, University of Sheffield
Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)
Postgraduate Representative, Developing Areas Research Group, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Events Coordinator, Postgraduate Forum, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)