Check out this video by Oxfam about foreign aid and corruption: click here for video
Oxfam America will host a discussion on how we can improve aid to developing countries? For more information go to Oxfam America. Or watch the conference on our web site after Friday, May 21st at 9am.
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Video description from Al Jazerra: In 2008, in the midst of the global food crisis, we travelled to Haiti to look at the politics of rice - how such a fertile country became dependent on food aid.
In the wake of this current disaster, that dependence is - initially - going to deepen.
But as relief efforts slowly turn to plans for reconstruction, it is important to look back at the policies that brought Haiti to the brink in the first place, and the people who had their own vision of self-sufficiency all along.
Avi Lewis talks about the US role in the development of Haiti with PJ Crowley, the spokesman at the US state department, and Emira Woods, the co-director of Foreign Policy In Focus at the Institute for Policy Studies, and an expert on US foreign policy.
Check out the - "The boy who harnessed the Wind" by William Kamkwamba. From a library book and a photo, William built a windmill that generated electricity for his family's compound. To see Moving Windmills: The William Kamkwamba Story, click here. To buy his book, go to his website by clicking here