CHATHAM HOUSE DEBATE – LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND IN THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION

3 February 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,

Technological changes are bringing amazing opportunities at a dizzying pace, but also huge risks as they amplify and mirror existing inequalities. I joined Lauren Khan of BT, and Elizabeth Stuart of Pathways for Prosperity, to discuss the role of regulation at a time when tech companies are more powerful than nation states, and what we … Continue reading “CHATHAM HOUSE DEBATE – LEAVING NO ONE BEHIND IN THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION”

Why our economy is just plain sexist

20 January 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,

As the world’s rich and powerful gathered in Davos for the World Economic Forum, Oxfam published its annual report on global inequality. This year we highlighted how our upside-down economy chronically under-values the billions of hours of caring – cleaning, cooking, looking after children and the elderly – predominantly done by women and girls, who … Continue reading “Why our economy is just plain sexist”

BBC WORLD SERVICE: PHILANTHROPY – DOES IT WORK?

17 January 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,

I joined author Linsey McGoey, Rhodri Davies of Charities Aid Foundation, Melissa Berman of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, among others, for an interesting discussion about the role of philanthropy in the modern world. I argued that while the best philanthropy can be transformative, we can’t just rely on the generosity of the ultra rich – we … Continue reading “BBC WORLD SERVICE: PHILANTHROPY – DOES IT WORK?”

Observer Comment Is Free: The UK must lead the way on the climate emergency

5 January 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , ,

As we enter 2020 with bushfires devastating Australia and drought starving families in Guatemala, my article for The Observer explains why the UK government will be judged on its ability to secure an ambitious and effective deal to tackle the climate emergency. New Oxfam research reinforces why its right that rich countries like the UK … Continue reading “Observer Comment Is Free: The UK must lead the way on the climate emergency”

Interview: BBC Radio 4 Today

24 December 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

I was interviewed by BBC Economics Correspondent Dharshini David about my first year leading Oxfam GB, and how growing interest in ethical consumption boosted Oxfam’s shops in the run-up to Christmas, despite a difficult environment for all high street retailers. We spoke about action taken to create a safer environment for all we work with, … Continue reading “Interview: BBC Radio 4 Today”

Reflections on The Global Refugee Forum

20 December 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

I attended the UN’s first ever Global Refugee Forum, which brought together politicians, NGOs and refugee activists in Geneva to try to improve the international response that has left millions of refugees at risk or stuck in limbo because many countries are failing to shoulder their fair share of responsibility for protecting people. Only around … Continue reading “Reflections on The Global Refugee Forum”

Letter: 100 charities warn that plans to merge DFID with FCO risks Britain turning its back on the world

16 December 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

An independent Department for International Development with a seat in Cabinet has been central to Britain’s success in fighting global poverty and has enhanced our standing on the world stage. This is why Oxfam has joined more than 100 charities – specialising in humanitarian aid, education, health, clean water and sanitation – in urging Boris … Continue reading “Letter: 100 charities warn that plans to merge DFID with FCO risks Britain turning its back on the world”

Letter: Let the UK continue to lead the world in global development

5 December 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , ,

Ahead of the UK General Election, I joined representatives of 48 other organisations to write an open letter to party leaders. We urged them to rise to the ambition of UK and global commitments to eradicate poverty, reduce inequality and tackle the climate emergency, and to show the world what it means to be an … Continue reading “Letter: Let the UK continue to lead the world in global development”

Sky News: Kay Burley at Breakfast

2 December 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah

In the week that leaders gathered in Madrid for international climate talks, I spoke to Sky News’ Kay Burley about how climate change impacts from cyclones to droughts are already affecting the poorest who have done least to cause the climate emergency. Oxfam’s new research found that in the last decade, climate-fuelled disasters forced one … Continue reading “Sky News: Kay Burley at Breakfast”