In a world that looks for instant results, how do development workers guide communities to enduring positive transformation? Values and interventions that have helped many, often in remote and challenging contexts, to contribute to long-term sustainable change will be shared.
Bev Abma is a long-term overseas development worker. With a B.Sc. in Nursing, she participated in pediatric nursing in Canada; overseas development and domestic disaster response with the Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (now World Renew); founding Foods Resource Bank (FRB) and leading its overseas food security programming; and completing a graduate impact study for the Asian Rural Institute (ARI). She now serves on the boards of FRB (emerita) and American Friends of ARI in addition to consulting and leading learning groups to various countries.