The blogosphere is unfortunately filled with too many anonymous blogs; real personalities are more interesting and exciting. But I fear that if I were to write under my own name about what I see and what I have to deal with, I would not only kill my own career, but also do immeasurable harm to the projects on which I work, and about which I care passionately. Hence the anonymous approach. The countries and regions in which I work shall thus remain anonymous, and other names and details may be changed. I do hope that this does not detract overmuch from the readability or interest of the blog. I promise to change no details that are essential to understanding a story, though as a result some stories I will not be able to tell at all.
If you think you know who I am, good for you, but please do not publicise this fact. I reserve the right to delete or edit any reply posts made on this blog which might compromise my anonymity.