I just hosted the very first show of the Katleen Felix Book Club on http://www.radiokajou.com conference room. What a delight to discuss for 60 minutes ideas written by author Dambisa Moyo in her best selling book Dead Aid: Why Aid is not working and how there is a better way for Africa.
I had the pleasure to have a panel of distinguished guests: Leonie Hermantin, deputy Director of the Lambi Fund; Randy Moreno of the organization If the pigs could fly; and Katleen Felix herself from FONKOZE and the Haitian Hometown Association.
I had a good time listening the viewpoints of these women on AID, development, trade, finance, corruption. I really like the way they disagree with poise and respect on how to apply Moyo’s analysis in Haiti.
The Katleen Felix Book Club also create a buzz on Facebook and Twitter. I’m just sharing some comments:
Terry Tasker “that was a terriffic discussion; great points made by all participants, I enjoyed it very much and look forward the the next”.
Cosy Joseph it was a great discussion…my only concern or mis-understanding is the comment about corruption… I think we still should have a discussion that focuses solely on which concepts in this book can be applied to Haiti’s reality…we can talk about concrete application examples during that discussion…
Marie-Odile Val You were absolutely fabulous……I have engineer Nicolas Placide , Attorney Ovide Val and Engineer Eric Alcime all here at my house listening to your in depth book review!!!!! I loved the disagreements and I loved the points you made!!!!! Keep up the good work!!! You are shedding light and bringing knowledge to a vast dessert!!! Thank you!!!
The show will be repeated this Thursday morning at 9:00 am EST and 3:00pm EST on http://www.radiokajou.com. The Katleen Felix Book Club announces the next show in three weeks.
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