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”

INTERVIEW: CHARITY TIMES MAGAZINE

6 July 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

I spoke to Charity Times about my career to date and what motivates me, and how the changes I’m leading at Oxfam are part of an ambition to rethink the international NGO model to shift power to the communities we serve. The interview starts on page 18.

THE GUARDIAN OPINION: WHY BORIS WAS WRONG TO SHUT DOWN DFID

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

The timing of the Prime Minister’s decision to subsume the Department for International Development into the Foreign Office is distressing, coming in the midst of a global pandemic. But his glib, inflammatory language adds insult to injury, and seems tone deaf to the Black Lives Matter movement calling for us to confront the lingering injustices … Continue reading “THE GUARDIAN OPINION: WHY BORIS WAS WRONG TO SHUT DOWN DFID”

TV INTERVIEWS ON DFID AND FOREIGN OFFICE MERGER

16 June 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

I was interviewed on the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky News about the Prime Minister scrapping the Department for International Development. At a time when half a billion people at risk of being pushed into poverty due to Covid19, this decision puts politics above the needs of the poorest people and will mean more people … Continue reading “TV INTERVIEWS ON DFID AND FOREIGN OFFICE MERGER”

BBC INTERVIEWS ON OXFAM SHOPS REOPENING AFTER COVID

15 June 2020 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

After three months closed due to lockdown restrictions we are delighted to be able to start reopening some of our 595 high street shops this week. I talked to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire (from 42 mins) and Nicky Campbell on 5Live Breakfast (from 2h7mins) about new safety measures to protect staff and shoppers, and how … Continue reading “BBC INTERVIEWS ON OXFAM SHOPS REOPENING AFTER COVID”

THE GUARDIAN – JOINT LETTER CALLING FOR A GREEN RECOVERY

| Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

I joined the heads of 56 other UK charities, representing 22 million members, to write to the prime minister urging him to use economic rescue packages to ensure a ‘green recovery’ from the pandemic. This would include any bailouts subject to strict low-carbon conditions, and action to cancel, rather than suspend, the debts of developing … Continue reading “THE GUARDIAN – JOINT LETTER CALLING FOR A GREEN RECOVERY”