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ALLEN, Wendy (Core Member)


"Using Oral History and Digital Storytelling in International Development"

Wendy Allen has used an oral history approach to “report” on projects since it allows for multiple perspectives and a sense of who the people are at the heart of these exchanges, offering an alternative to the approach used by development agencies.

Two projects. Six people. Their stories​.

Hellen and Susan, graduate students from Gulu University, recount their experience on International Internships at COHDS. Erin, a CVAP volunteer, who spent the summer of 2012 in Gulu at the Institute of Peace and Strategic Studies talks about the Ugandan storytelling tradition. Ro’fah and Muhrisun, who founded the first centre for students with disabilities at the State Islamic University in Yogyakarta, talk about their hopes and dreams for inclusive education in Indonesia. Academics Without Borders Canada sent Marion to work side-by-side with them to develop international networks and sustainable partnerships. Her story adds another dimension. 

Susan Ajok

Hellen Mshilla

Erin McDonaugh

Marion Steff, an Academics Without Borders volunteer




Concordia University