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BAIL Banter: Perspectives from Bay Area Internationalists

BAIL Banter is a series of interviews with San Francisco Bay Area experts and members of the BAIL community. If you’d like to be interviewed or to recommend someone we should feature, please contact Prairie Summer.

Joe Dougherty - DalbergToday we are pleased to share the insights and perspective of Joe Dougherty, who leads Dalberg’s San Francisco office. He has served as a trusted advisor to donor agencies, governments, NGOs, and leading corporations for 20 years, and has worked in more than thirty countries. Before joining Dalberg, Joe was the Director of the Economic Growth practice at Cardno Emerging Markets, where he worked with the World Bank, Nike Foundation, USAID, AusAID and others to improve access to finance, raise agricultural productivity, and enhance the lives of the poor in developing countries. Earlier in his career, Joe worked with both Deloitte and A.T. Kearney, where he served as the firm’s first country manager for Thailand and worked extensively across Southeast Asia. Joe graduated from Loyola University in Maryland and received an MBA from the Wharton School of Business as well as an MA from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

BAIL: Joe, please describe your role and what excites you most about the work you do.
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Tools to Protect Internet Freedom and Activists at Risk

By: Brenna Marea Powell

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, at least 71 journalists have been killed in Syria and more than 80 kidnapped. Most of those have been killed for covering the war, and most of them were local. Only 11 were foreign reporters.

Syria is of course not the only place where journalists face serious threats to their lives — many of those reporting in countries torn apart by war, repressive regimes, or other violence are targeted for the work they do.  And in most cases, it is local journalists who are the most vulnerable.

One of the most important organizations working to protect journalists and activists is one you possibly haven’t heard of yet.  Working quietly, Internews has trained journalists in 80 countries — many of whom are under threat — providing them with tech tools to help them protect their identity, keep their data safe, and do their work in the most difficult circumstances.

This past week, BAIL was very pleased to work with Internews to organize a small Bay Area event on Internet freedom.  Read more

Beyond the Rhetoric of Partnership

Strengthening the relationship between grantmaker and grantee in an international context


A version of this post originally appeared on GMNsight, journal of Grants Managers Network, and has been re-posted with permission.

By: Katie Boswell

Partnership – it’s a word regularly used by grantmakers to describe their relationships with grantees. International funders are particularly fond of it, often referring to their grantees around the world as “partners.” My organization, San Francisco-based One World Children’s Fund, refers to our 44 grantees in more than 20 countries as “partner organizations.” But what does it really mean and how are we as grantmakers living up to the rhetoric that we preach?

To explore these questions, One World conducted research with our partner organizations and stakeholders to uncover what “authentic” partnership means to them and how we measure up. Read more