Failure is the f-word of international development. Unspoken in polite company, but a reality in our work. We’re often in market failure environments, so who are we to expect success 100% of the time?
That’s why its time for the third Fail Festival UK. Building on Fail Faire UK 2012 and Fail Fest UK 2014, we are on a mission to make failure acceptable in development discussions. There is great value in examining our mistakes and learning from failure as we go beyond the easy and the simple.
We navel-gazed at where we have all gone wrong in international development with these brave leaders on Wednesday, July 8th, 2015, at PricewaterhouseCoopers London:
- Chris Locke, Caribou Digital
- Dave Whiteland, mySociety
- Eleanor Harrison, GlobalGiving UK
- H. Tomi Davies, African Business Angels Network
- Pamela McLean, Dadamac
- Vaughan Lindsay, Leapfrog Invest
- Wayan Vota, Kurante
And we celebrated in style!
As you can see from the photographs from the event we had an amazing good time, and we were even joined by David Cameron and Ed Miliband at Fail Fest UK 2015: