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Type Journal Article - Canadian and International Education / Education canadienne et internationale
Title Reflections of a capacity builder: an autoethnographic perspective of capacity building methods with a youth livelihoods organization in Vanuatu
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Volume 43
Issue 2
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 3
URL https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=&httpsredir=1&article=1274&context=cie-eci
Abstract
This autoethnographic narrative explores the author’s capacity building experiences, observances, insights, and reflections over a two year period working with a youth livelihoods nongovernmental organization in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu. Autoethnographies explore the author’s own personal insight and reflection of their own experiences, which in turn may encourage readers to reflect on their own beliefs and practices. The author will define autoethnography and capacity building, briefly outline the historical context of Vanuatu, discuss the successes and challenges of facilitating capacity building, and reflect on her own values, assumptions, and learning within the social context of an international development professional working with local staff in Vanuatu.

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