Of Irish Alamos, UN interventions and imperialistic aestethics

On a lazy Saturday evening, I happened to watch on Netflix a 2016 war movie, The Siege of Jadotville. The movie focus on a true episode of the UN intervention in Congo in 1961, when a company of Irish soldiers managed to successfully defend for six days their outpost, with no causality, against the attack …

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An interesting note

A few days ago, a quick memo on the debate about the need of an ombudsman for the humanitarian sector was published, with the signatures of Ed Schenkenberg van Mierop (HERE), Kate Halff (SCHR) and Pierre Hauselmann (HQAI). To me, the content of the note is in a nutshell: let's avoid to re-invent the wheel, …

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Impressions on Bertesmann Data Science Challenge Scholarship Course on Udacity

A few months ago I was selected to take part to the Bertesmann Data Science Challenge Scholarship Course on Udacity. The scholarship is basically a program in two phases: In the first one, 15,000 participants were selected to take part to a 3-months “challenge course” covering the basics of data analytics (basic statistics, introduction to …

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Further update to HQAI score analysis

The results of the audit of three more organizations have been uploaded on HQAI website since the last time I updated this analysis. This is particularly interesting given the size and role of the three organizations, meaning Oxfam International, the British Red Cross and the Danish Red Cross. In particular, the Oxfam audit is of …

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Two sad news

A sad day in Maban A few days ago, the compounds of the NGOs and UN organizations working in Maban County, in the north east of South Sudan, have been attacked and looted by a mob of local youth, allegedly enraged by the lack of employment opportunities with international organizations. That’s pretty much all I …

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