Exploring NGO Educational Project Work: Working Towards Healing in Afghanistan and other Conflict-Affected Nations

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Abstract

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become increasingly utilized in the rebuilding of war-torn countries. NGOs venturing into the chaotic devastation of countries like Afghanistan are required to navigate numerous challenges. Thiessen''s book is a grounded-theory qualitative study of interview narratives of NGO officials involved in educational project work in Afghanistan as well as other conflict-affected contexts. The key findings reveal the constructive as well as potentially destructive role NGO project work can play in a conflict-affected zone. NGO officials also described the transformational potential of their educational project work and recognized their work as but one track in a multi-track intervention into conflict-affected countries. Further, NGO officials suggested a need for increased project time frames in order to increase the likelihood of success in their development and peacebuilding ventures. Thiessen''s book will be of special interest to NGO leaders, community development workers, donor agency officials, as well as government officials responsible for establishing policy regarding interventions into war-afffected societies.

Exploring NGO Educational Project Work: Working Towards Healing in Afghanistan and other Conflict-Affected Nations. Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265056539_Exploring_NGO_Educational_Project_Work_Working_Towards_Healing_in_Afghanistan_and_other_Conflict-Affected_Nations [accessed Oct 10 2017].
Original languageEnglish
PublisherVDM Verlag
Number of pages129
ISBN (Print)978-3836472708
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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