Foto’s Blog: DMW recognized by Military as a Public-Private Collaboration

Apr 3, 2012   //   Afghanistan, Foto's Blog  //  Comments Off on Foto’s Blog: DMW recognized by Military as a Public-Private Collaboration

Phodographer Major Timothy Reed at the Jom Khadam Middle School in Bagram, Afghanistan.

A newly released article in the Washington Quarterly, 2012 entitled “The 21st Century Force Multiplier: Public—Private Collaboration” written by Admiral James Stavridis (Supreme Allied Commander Europe and Commander, U.S. European Command) and Dr. Evelyn N. Farkas (Senior Advisor for Public-Private Partnerships) specifically mentions Dog Meets World.

On page 10, “New small NGOs with less compunction about teaming with militaries are emerging…Dog Meets World, a small non-profit focused on public diplomacy and empowerment by getting photographs from volunteer photographers to children in developing countries, was linked to special operations forces in Afghanistan, with the objective of garnering Afghan goodwill for the special operators.”

Dog Meets World is a proud collaborator.

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