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”

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”

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?”

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”

Episode 1 – Throwaway fashion and the climate emergency

22 August 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah

Throwaway fashion is putting increasing pressure on our planet and the workers who make our clothes. In this podcast I visit Oxfam’s Wastesaver textile recycling plant in Yorkshire where Lorraine Needham-Reid and Holly Bentley show me what happens to clothes donated to Oxfam shops. Policy advisor Kiri Hanks explains how Oxfam is supporting people who are already being hit by climate change, and I take the#SecondHandSeptember pledge to say no to new clothes for 30 days.