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Invisible Children

Reimagining International Development at the Grassroots

Palgrave Macmillan

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Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. The Darkness of Obscurity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. The Sounds of Silence

      • Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 3-13
    3. Why Should We Care?

      • Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 35-66
    4. A Glass Half Full; A Glass Half Empty

      • Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 67-102
    5. Boxed in by Good Intentions—Working in Silos

      • Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 103-122
  3. Lights Breaking in Darkness

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123
    2. Meeting Children Where They Are

      • Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 125-142
    3. Community-Based Organizations—Organic Seeds of Change

      • Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 143-171
    4. Going to Scale

      • Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 173-192
    5. Networking—Strong Voices Made Stronger

      • Maya Ajmera, Gregory A. Fields
      Pages 193-209
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 287-304

About this book

'This masterful volume is remarkable in its scope and depth. It calls attention to the countless children globally who are exposed to poverty and other adversities. Emphasizing the shortcomings of many traditional efforts  and recommending innovative grass-roots approaches that promise high impact, it offers excellent guidance for anyone involved in foreign assistance or international development.' –Jo Boyden, University of Oxford, UK

Invisible Children provides a passionate, comprehensive and well-researched overview of community-based organizations and the vital contribution they make toward the wellbeing of the most vulnerable children globally.  This book is a valuable contribution to any international development course.’ -Peter Laugharn, The Hilton Foundation, USA

Maya Ajmera and Greg Fields provide the architecture of a new perspective on the global agenda for children, based on a new global web of relationships stemming from the community level.  Arguing that the existing global agenda for children has failed, this book reimagines how society can support the world’s most vulnerable children.  In doing so, Invisible Children identifies and gives voice to the millions of children globally living on society’s margins, while showing a way forward as to how we can best invest in children.

 

Keywords

  • poverty
  • foreign assistance
  • community based organizations
  • grassroots
  • international NGOs
  • multillaterials
  • grantmakers
  • USAID
  • UNICEF
  • global philathropy
  • SDGs Sustainable Development Goals
  • MDGs Millenium Development Goals
  • youth unemployment
  • children in conflict
  • regugee children
  • child trafficking
  • HIV/AIDS
  • CRC Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • social entrepreneurship
  • community driven development
  • development theory

Authors and Affiliations

  • Society for Science and the Public, Washington, USA

    Maya Ajmera

  • Philanthropy Directions International, Manassas, USA

    Gregory A. Fields

About the authors

Maya Ajmera is currently President and CEO of the Society for Science & the Public, and Publisher of Science News. She is a professorial lecturer at the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, USA, and a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.  She founded and led for 18 years The Global Fund for Children that invests in innovative community based organizations serving the most vulnerable young people in the world.

Gregory A. Fields worked with Maya Ajmera at the Global Fund for Children, emphasizing fund raising, strategic planning and external relations.  Subsequent to his time at GFC, he founded an international development consultancy, and is now a professional writer and editor.

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Hardcover Book
USD 109.99
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