Wandering in the Woods in West Africa

Aid, Evolved
Wandering in the Woods in West Africa

This short episode is the first in our experimental ‘side chat’ format. 

It started out as I (your host, Rowena) was writing a ‘thank you’ note to our guest from last week, Eric Brewer. Somehow that email ballooned into a 3-page story about how Eric’s work set off a chain reaction which changed my life forever. I go deep to share a pretty formative period of my early career, which I at times describe as my years ‘wandering in the woods’ in Ghana. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I needed to get lost in order to find my way. I learned a tonne from this experience, lessons which still guide me to this day. I’m sharing this story now in case some of you might also get value from it.

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In Ghana, circa 2006, doing one of the many things I was completely un-qualified to do