OPINION: DECOLONISING AID

12 November 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , ,

I was invited to share some reflections on the future of aid for The New Humanitarian’s series on where next for the sector. For me, shifting power has to be at the heart of our efforts if we want to see genuine transformation, supporting communities to drive sustainable change themselves. And movements like Black Lives … Continue reading “OPINION: DECOLONISING AID”

DEBATE: REBUILDING A DIFFERENT ECONOMY

11 November 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

It was a pleasure to participate in this debate for Thomson Reuters Foundation’s annual Trust Conference, with Professor Ian Goldin, Livia Firth, David Craig and James Irungu Mwangi. We discussed practical ways that we can rebuild not just better, but differently, from this pandemic. It’s clear that if we really want to use this moment … Continue reading “DEBATE: REBUILDING A DIFFERENT ECONOMY”

OPINION: THE CASE FOR A VALUES-BASED FOREIGN POLICY

10 November 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

In the wake of the US election, I wrote an article for Prospect Magazine about some of the foreign policy questions the government faces. As we grapple with uncertainties of Covid and Brexit, we are long overdue a compelling vision of what Global Britain stands for. The government should not further delay its Integrated Review … Continue reading “OPINION: THE CASE FOR A VALUES-BASED FOREIGN POLICY”

OPINION: UNLOCKING AID’S POTENTIAL

23 October 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,

My article for the United Nations Association as part of a series on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals. I wrote about how poverty and a dynamic civil society are critical to the effectiveness of aid and our ability to achieve the Global Goals. Once the politics and debates over foreign policy objectives are stripped … Continue reading “OPINION: UNLOCKING AID’S POTENTIAL”

PODCAST: THE NEW HUMANITARIAN

21 October 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , , ,

It was great to kick off this important series about Rethinking Humanitarianism in conversation with Heba Aly, director of The New Humanitarian, and Jeremy Konyndyk, senior policy fellow at the Center for Global Development. We discussed how the fallout of COVID-19 and movements like Black Lives Matter have sharpened the focus on inequality and power … Continue reading “PODCAST: THE NEW HUMANITARIAN”

DEBATE: INEQUALITY AND THE GLOBAL GOALS

23 September 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

It was a pleasure to host this debate as part of the UN’s SDG Action Zone, a series of events to supercharge action to meet the Global Goals. I spoke with inspirational activists from Nigeria, Kenya and the Philippines about their experiences of inequality and their campaigns for a better future. They described how social … Continue reading “DEBATE: INEQUALITY AND THE GLOBAL GOALS”

DEBATE: BUSINESS AND BUILDING BACK BETTER

22 September 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

I joined the B-Team director Halla Tomasdottir and several corporate leaders for this important conversation about how the private sector can help to shape a future that leaves no one behind, as part of the UN’s SDG Business Forum. While some thoughtful businesses are leading the way, other less responsible companies are worsening inequalities through … Continue reading “DEBATE: BUSINESS AND BUILDING BACK BETTER”

UN SPEECH: DECADE OF ACTION ON GLOBAL GOALS

18 September 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

I was invited to address the UN as part of its SDG Moment, which brought together activists including Malala alongside heads of state and business leaders to push for urgent action to deliver the Global Goals. With time running out, I argued for fresh and bold ideas to combat inequality and poverty. For example, governments … Continue reading “UN SPEECH: DECADE OF ACTION ON GLOBAL GOALS”

INTERVIEWS: OXFAM REPORT WARNS HUNGER MAY KILL MORE PEOPLE THAN COVID19

9 July 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , ,

New Oxfam research estimates that as many as 12,000 people this year could die each day of hunger because of the economic fallout of the pandemic. Disruptions to food production, unemployment, a drop in remittances are all factors pushing people to the brink of starvation. I spoke to Sky and the BBC World Service about … Continue reading “INTERVIEWS: OXFAM REPORT WARNS HUNGER MAY KILL MORE PEOPLE THAN COVID19”

PANELLIST: OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE EVENT ON FUTURE OF UK AID

7 July 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,

Following the government’s announcement it will merge the Department for International Development into the Foreign Office, I joined ODI chief executive Sara Pantuliano, Kenyan High Commissioner HE Manoah Esipisu, Elissa Golberg from Canada’s Global Affairs, and Birgitta Tazelaar from the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to debate the implications for the UK’s contribution to international … Continue reading “PANELLIST: OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE EVENT ON FUTURE OF UK AID”