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In Africa strong extended family ties can be used to develop knowledge and skill about financial prudence, management and entrepreneurship.

In Africa strong extended family ties can be used to develop knowledge and skill about financial prudence, management and entrepreneurship.

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There is something wrong with the way in which society treats the individual and the way in which individuals treat each other. It's not just increasing inequalities in wealth and power. It’s not just dysfunctional relationships and a broken societ

There is something wrong with the way in which society treats the individual and the way in which individuals treat each other. It's not just increasing inequalities in wealth and power. It’s not just dysfunctional relationships and a broken societ

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Rod commented on Peer-based Learning: Inspiration from India

The Peer based learning approach is good and complementary to an idea I have put forward called Family Focused Finance. I would appreciate any connections and cross collaboration you can facilitate.

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Rod commented on Why do people make "bad" financial decisions?

I like this approach. It's in the spirit of the psychologist, Liam Hudson, who in the 1960s maintained that that it was more value to understand the way the thoughts and behaviours of people made sense to them than to classify them as irrational from the perspective of the observer.

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Rod commented on Family Focused Finance

Hello Shane,

Let me address your points:

Q1. Which organisations you've been collaborating with?

I am an external Liaison officer for the Cambridge University Science and Policy Exchange (CUSP)
http://www.cuspe.org

and have had some contact with
http://www.cam.ac.uk/global-cambridge/regional-focus/africa

Q2. How will your team plan to create connections between the UK and Africa?

I have several close friends who have come from Africa to the UK and have extended family networks in Africa (Cameroon, Uganda, Nigeria, and Zimbabwe) and elsewhere. Some regularly send money back to their families. Small remittances like this are significant contribution to developing countries, outstripping development aid, and go directly to people in need.

https://www.ted.com/talks/dilip_ratha_the_hidden_force_in_global_economics_sending_money_home?language=en

Having spend a career in user-centred design I understand the value of tapping into the direct experiences of people as they grapple with current and real issues.
http://uk.linkedin.com/in/rodrivers