TEDxLondon – In Conversation with Paul Van Zyl

18 May 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The theme of TEDxLondon this year was Beyond Borders. I sat down with Conduit Club founder Paul Van Zyl to talk about why, at a time when the world has never had more wealth and knowledge, billions of people are still missing out on healthcare and education, and power is still so unequally shared. Watch … Continue reading “TEDxLondon – In Conversation with Paul Van Zyl”

Devex blog – How we can win the argument for overseas aid

9 May 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: ,

In April new figures showed that aid spending by governments is falling globally. This makes it more important than ever that the UK is living up to its promise to direct 0.7% of national income to those in need. UK aid saves and transforms lives around the world. Yet this achievement is regularly attacked by … Continue reading “Devex blog – How we can win the argument for overseas aid”

Keynote speech to NCVO annual conference – Why we need to make this the century of the citizen

10 April 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

Last week I spoke at the annual conference of National Council for Voluntary Organisations in London, which was celebrating its centenary. At a time when our politics are divided, inequality is rising, trust is plummeting and the planet is burning, the role of charities, activists and civil society in building deeper connections to achieve positive … Continue reading “Keynote speech to NCVO annual conference – Why we need to make this the century of the citizen”