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”

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”

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”

Opinion: If we want water for all, building more taps just isn’t going to wash

25 August 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

The theme of this year’s World Water Week conference in Sweden is ‘including all.’ I wrote an article for Thomson Reuters Foundation urging delegates to work towards a new approach that goes beyond quick fixes in order to create self-sustaining, resilient systems that continue to function long after the outside aid-tap is turned off.  

Guardian Comment is free: response to the Charity Commission

14 June 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , , ,

This week Oxfam was the subject of two incredibly difficult and important reports that identify serious failings in how we acted in the past: failings that were unacceptable and showed how far below our values we could fall. Yet these reports also include lessons that provide the path we must follow as we set out … Continue reading “Guardian Comment is free: response to the Charity Commission”

Podcast: Conduit Conversations

10 June 2019 | Danny Sriskandarajah | Tags: , ,

I was invited as a guest to launch a new podcast series called Conduit Conversations. The series is aimed at anyone interested in creating a better future, offering unique insights and practical advice. The presenter Paul and I spoke about how we need to rethink traditional campaigning models and the way that ideas are generated … Continue reading “Podcast: Conduit Conversations”