tools4dev provides templates, reviews and how-to guides for international development professionals and aid workers.
In 2021 Robert revived tools4dev. He aims to continue the project in the spirit of its founders, adding value from his experience in education technology and human rights education. Currently, Robert is gathering a team of experienced and passionate international development and aid professionals to contribute to tools4dev. Do you want to join us? We’d love to hear from you! Robert is also founder of the website Human Rights Careers and worked as Global Human Rights EdTech Manager at Amnesty International and teacher in Egypt, Russia, Poland and Austria. Robert also occasionally works as consultant for international human rights organizations.
We started tools4dev with the belief that international development practitioners and aid workers would be better at their jobs if they had access to the right tools. Many people working or volunteering in international development don’t have specialist qualifications in the area. Even those with qualifications can be overwhelmed by complicated buzzwords, academic frameworks, and a fear that “everyone else knows exactly what to do” (even though many others are thinking the same thing).
When used correctly, simple tools for planning a program, monitoring its implementation and measuring the results can reduce stress, save time and improve the quality of the results. The aim of tools4dev is to help people find the many useful tools that are already available and explain how to use them in easy-to-understand language. We also create our own templates and how-to guides with practical tips and tricks on common tasks.
Piroska Bisits Bullen
Piroska has worked on a range of international development programs involving local NGOs, international NGOs, UN agencies and government. She holds a Ph.D. in public health, has published articles in several journals, and was a speaker at TEDxPhnomPenh. Piroska started tools4dev as a way to help others also frustrated by the lack of simple, practical tools available online to help implement programs. Working on tools4dev also gives Piroska a great way to learn about a wide cross-section of development topics.
Tim provides the technical know-how for the tools4dev website. A lover of all things internets, Tim is into websites, online marketing systems and software (he provides some of the technology and software reviews for tools4dev). In his day job, Tim advises small businesses and organisations on marketing communications, operations, systems and strategy.
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