FAQs

  •  How does the process work?
The KFDWB strategy involves working directly with community individuals, NGOs and local/national responsible bodies to provide accurate information and knowledge of development situations on the ground. The information we receive is compiled into a case study that is subsequently reviewed and verified locally prior to submitting to the donor community. This service allows for accurate evaluation of the situation by the donor community, resulting in focused decision-making for successful intervention at the community level.
  • Are all KFDWB staff volunteers?
No. We intend to set up our offices in the near future in Vienna, Austria. Staff that are employed will be paid. Their function will be to coordinate the response of donor support request with both donor agencies and local authorities.
  • How is KFDWB funded?
KFDWB is an NGO, whose liability is limited solely to the assets of an NGO. The work of KFDWB will be financed through sustainable development activities (e.g. services support to MDGs) and the contributions of public and private funds, through public fund-raising and other contributions.
  • How do we verify what our volunteers report?
All information and knowledge we receive must be verified through inspection at the relevant localities. We report, categorize, classify data, information and knowledge in our central database from lived experiences that we can demonstrate, share and show live with all without restriction. We respect private data and knowledge at all times.
  • Two people at the same location give two conflicting accounts. How do we resolve their differences?
We report only what we see, what we can verify and what we can prove.
  • How do we execute these reports?
We mobilize volunteers and work hand-in-hand with the local populations, local media, local NGOs, local governments, private and public institutions, and international development organizations to explore the accuracy of reported information.
  • How do we protect people who may give accounts that their government does not want them to report?
We provide an assistance report form that does not require the name of the reporting person to be included, i.e. you can remain anonymous in our database. We do, however, require an email address in order to contact you if you are willing and able to communicate with us. We will respect your privacy at all times.
  • How can I be become a volunteer?

Please complete the volunteer membership form to join us as a volunteer. A volunteer is a person who can let us know of the current development situation in their or a given community, locality or region. We will work directly with you and help solve the problems that you and your community are facing. We do this by liaising on your behalf with local governments and international aid organizations about your situation and your request for financial, practical, or technical support.

Anyone can become a volunteer. We ask volunteers to share this website in their social networks in order to help others around the world to identify their development issues and/or development best practices on the ground.

With your permission, we will provide your details on our website, which will include your name, city, country, website links and email. The form below provides a mandatory YES/NO button for your agreement for us to use your details. We will respect your decision for privacy at all times.

  • Do we fund development projects?
No, we do not fund development projects.