Explainer: Making global aid more thoughtful

As climate change, disasters and conflict affect more people, global aid is stretched thinner. But, much aid is wasted through short term thinking, inappropriate responses; tent cities, for example, when what is really needed are solid homes, and the jobs their construction would bring. 

The best response may not be the one that can get there fastest but the one that listens, works with them to their local conditions, and builds sustainable solutions; thoughtful aid. David Sanderson discusses the topic that keeps him up at night in this talk from UNSW's UNSomnia series.