Conversations in Development, Cufa’s podcast discussing aid and development, has recently released a special episode in remembrance of Guy Winship. The episode will delve into his journey from South Africa to being the founder and CEO of an NGO. This follows on from previous episodes exploring microfinance, child labour, foreign aid and other important development issues.
Guy Winship was the founder and CEO of Good Return, an organisation that provides microfinance across the Asia-Pacific region. Good Return delivers programs to those who are financially and socially excluded, empowering through financial inclusion. Guy was a development expert who worked in Africa, Asia and the Pacific for 30 years. He also consulted and advised governments and NGOs on microfinance, public policy and vocational training.
The episode was recorded a few years ago between Guy and Conversations in Development host and Cufa CEO, Dr Peter Mason. Within the episode, Guy discusses his motivations for working in the development field. He retells his experiences of Apartheid South Africa and how that forged his belief in social justice and explains how he got his beginning with Good Return in Australia and the impact that had on his life, especially his family.
Get up to date by listening to the previous episodes. Simply search “Conversation in Development” into Apple Podcasts or your favourite podcast streaming service. Episode 6, Investing in social justice: Guy Winship, is available now!