ICCLab’s Abdelnour on the dangers of simplification in Stanford Social Innovation Review

Newly produced mud stove in El Fashir, North Darfur. (Photo by Samer Abdelnour)

Newly produced mud stove in El Fashir, North Darfur. (Photo by Samer Abdelnour)

How did efficient cookstoves end up being sold as tools that are supposed to solve rape? As private activism plays an increasingly visible part in humanitarian and development interventions, ICCLab member Samer Abdelnour cautions against portraying far-away crises as “manageable problems” that can be solved through simple technical solutions. Read his article If Stoves Could Kill in Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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