Staying afloat while rocking the boat

Staying afloat while rocking the boat: transforming power dynamics in a refugee camp

By Chelsea Waite

Edited by: Dr Michelle Fava; Research supervised by: Professor Jennifer Howard-Grenville

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Making change in an established system like humanitarian aid is not easy, especially for a small newcomer organisation. This case study describes an example of tempered radicalism across organisations. Tempered radicals in this partnership take advantage of different forms of power – authority, backing, and knowledge – harnessing them to create pockets of opportunity to do things differently.