Decades of international humanitarian action in Africa is redefining and has to a large extent redefined the identity and character of many African countries. In some countries in the continent, humanitarian aid narratives have skewed the national development aspirations. Many African countries only exist in the international arena as recipients of aid.
My mission in this blog is to scrutinize these narratives, polices and practices to unearth the reality on ground and tell a new and evolving story of an Africa succeeding in managing its humanitarian challenges and building solid economic opportunities.
I was born in Nigeria, and have over 20 years experience in human rights and international humanitarian affairs acquired from working in more than 10 countries including in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.