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Challenges to #ShiftThePower

Power dynamics within the development sector have been under scrutiny for years and advocates for change have long called for the decolonization of aid. The emergence of movements for shifting the power calling for community-led development and local ownership has breathed new life into the debate. However, little progress has been made in changing deep-rooted structural inequalities.

We partnered with The Hunger Project Sweden to co-host a special panel event to unpack essential questions about #ShiftThePower: What does shift the power mean? Who is dominating the conversation? What are the challenges, dilemmas, and contradictions when going from theory to practice? And how long can we wait for a real change in the development sector?

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Eshban Kwesiga, Knowledge Weaving and Influencing Manager, Global Fund Community Foundations (GFCF)

Gunjan Veda, Senior Advisor and coordinator of Global Collaborative Research, The Movement for Community-led Development (MCLD)

Nixon Ochatre, Founder/Team Leader, Amani Initiative & Member of MCLD Uganda

Amra Levnjak, Programme Officer, Civil Society Unit, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)

Moderators: Liinu Diaz Rämö,  Advocacy and Programs, The Hunger Project Sweden & Roberto Perez Baeza, Executive Coordinator, The Hunger Project Mexico.