David Damberger:
What happens when an NGO admits failure

TEDxYYC · 13:01 · Filmed Apr 2011

International aid groups make the same mistakes over and over again. David Damberger analyzes his own engineering failure in India — and calls for his friends in the development sector to publicly admit, scrutinize and learn from their missteps.

Engineer, Social Entrepreneur
David Damberger’s work with Engineers Without Borders has taken him from communities in India to Southern Africa to help build infrastructure — and learn. Full bio
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