LEARN1:Listen to the right people. Okay, so you probably don’t know what it’s like to carry fifty pounds of firewood on your head. Well, don’t pretend that you do. Talk to someone who has done it. I believe that the key to innovation in international development is truly understanding the problem, and using your imagination is not good enough.
This speaks to me, because i believe we can never affect change unless we understand the issues at stake. Many problems can be missed from an outside perspective.