David Damberger David Damberger Keynotes

The David Damberger keynotes examine the failures that occur when development aid is implemented in... Need Inspiration?

Get inspired by our collection of 2,000+ keynote speaker videos and 100+ courses of innovative content.

David Damberger Explains Why Many Projects Fail the Third World

By: Jaime Neely - Published: Jan 5, 2012 • References: ted & youtube
During this speech, David Damberger discusses the shortcomings and failures of the development aid industry in third world countries. Having founded the Edmonton chapter of Engineers without Borders and spent four years in Africa working in some of the organization's programs, David Damberger has personally witnessed the failures of a variety of projects and aid initiatives. He discovered that aid projects frequently break down due to a lack of maintenance of software and the failure of governments to recognize these errors and to innovate for the future.

In this speech David Damberger explains why governments must be willing to take responsibility for failed projects if improvements or change can take place in developing countries and communities. Damberger attributes transparency and accountability as necessary in making positive changes. Damberger concludes his speech by sharing his latest efforts to making long-lasting changes in the developing world. Stats for Accountability in Development Aid Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 400 clicks in 228 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: David Damberger
Related: 13 examples / 10 photos
Segment: Neutral, 4-55
Comparison Set: 5 similar articles, including: structures that heal, entreprenurial philanthropy, and third world healthcare.