Archive for September 2008
Afghanistan is in the news in the UK every day. But the media approaches Afghanistan from a select few angles, and development - improving the lives of Afghans through jobs, education and better health - isn’t often one of them. Not only that, but I didn’t know many other people who had lived, worked and [...]
Finally, I’m off and running… or perhaps crawling?
In August 2008 I moved to Addis Ababa with my wife and two small children to become Head of DFID Ethiopia. Many people think of Ethiopia as a dry and dusty country. Parts of it are. But here in Addis, the third highest capital city in the world, [...]