My name’s Ian D. Quick. I’ve been working for about fifteen years to improve the prospects of the most marginalised people in the world, in fragile and conflict-affected states.
I took 2015 off to write a book on how things tend to go wrong (Follies in Fragile States). That sparked some interesting conversations. But the problem was—it was always the same faces, the same small circle of “experts” in Western capitals.
So I’m convinced that we need a broader conversation. Let’s bring in perspectives that don’t fit in the usual boxes, and are maybe a bit unruly. Let’s connect practitioners doing the real work, every day, and celebrate the altruism that got us into this in the first place.
For more on my own writing and consulting work, please head over to my personal website.