Development Solutions Vs. Military Solutions

Our team leader for Inclusive Societies Gabriella Fredriksson sat down to talk to Charlotte Petri Gornitzka in Visby during Almedalen week in Sweden for a conversation on our “On Human Rights” podcast.

Petri Gornitzka is the Chair of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.

Prior to this, she served as Director-General of the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA) where she emphasized Sweden’s role as leader in development co-operation and led efforts to implement innovative models to stimulate private sector engagement in development activities.

In this podcast interview, they discuss how to succeed with cooperation development, how to make more money work with development and why it’s important to give politicians narratives about why development works.

“It’s much more effective with development solutions than military solutions,” she says. “Then you will convince the hardliners. But to be fair to many politicians who want to have development, they don’t have the stories to tell, they need narratives, they need to know there’s impact in what we do, and showcase that things have improved.”

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