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What is the role of a RESULTS grassroots volunteer?

23 July 2017

Dr. Vikki Burns is a campaigner with the Birmingham RESULTS Group and is a member of the RESULTS UK Board of Trustees. She is attending the RESULTS International Conference (22-25 July) in Washington DC for the first time.

Describing the work of a RESULTS grassroots volunteer can be challenging. When I explain that we use informed advocacy to call for an end to extreme poverty worldwide, I usually finish with an ironic “because I like achievable goals”! However, being here...

RESULTS International Conference 2017: Building Advocacy Training Skills to Engage your Community

22 July 2017

Four members of the RESULTS UK grassroots network are attending the RESULTS International Conference in Washington DC (22-25 July), our annual celebration of our advocacy mission, where members of the RESULTS family from across the world meet, re-energise ourselves, and share challenges and successes.

In this first of a series of blog posts, ​ Attica Kone, a campaigner with the London RESULTS Group, shares what she...

Campaign Champions call on Parliament to invest in global education

20 July 2017

Last Wednesday, 20 smart, passionate and inspiring 14 and 15 year olds from across the UK assembled in London for a day of action in Parliament. Their mission? To call on MPs and decision makers to address the global learning crisis and invest more money in global education through the Global Partnership for Education.

This guest blog on the day comes from Lucy Owen, one of the 20 Campaign Champions representing 300,000 young people.

I’m a year 9 student...

4 reasons why the G20 delivered on health and education

13 July 2017

“‘We can achieve more together than by acting alone”.

That’s what the G20 Leaders stated in the outcome document or communique of the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Hamburg last week. In these turbulent times, international solidarity and collaboration is far from easy. However, this deliberate statement was a symbol to us all that this year, the leaders of the world’s wealthiest nations showed that the G20 and international cooperation is far from dead.

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July conference call recording now available

7 July 2017

A recording of the July grassroots conference call is now available to download here .

We know that education is powerful, yet in too many lower income countries, children don’t have access to even a basic education. With an education funding gap of $39 billion annually and inequality in access to education rising, it is the most marginalised and vulnerable young people who are all too often left behind.

Toward the end of this year,...

Is caring in crisis? No, but NGOs aren’t helping.

30 June 2017

Last week I attended a book launch – not something I’ve ever done before, but this one seemed worth going to. “ Caring in Crisis? Humanitarianism, the Public and NGOs ”, a new book by Irene Bruna Seu , Reader in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck College, London, and Shani Orgad, Associate Professor in the Department of Media and Communications, LSE, was a title bound to get my...

Education Counts

28 June 2017

It’s been a bit of a busy time of late. We’ve had an election. We have a new minister. We have a whole raft of new MPs, and some long-standing parliamentary champions have moved on. I wanted to start this blog with a special message to former MP, Mark Williams, Member for Ceredigion and former Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Global Education.

For several years Mr Williams has championed RESULTS UK’s work on education and pressed the UK Government on issues such as...

What the reshuffle means for international development

16 June 2017

When I wrote a blog post listing the new ministers appointed at the Department for International Development after the referendum result last June, I can honestly say I did not expect to be writing another blog so similar and so soon. But such is the nature of politics.

I’m sure that we weren’t the only ones who were somewhat surprised by the election result a couple of weeks back. Some of you who attended the National Conference might remember the parliamentary advocacy session...

5 takeaways from this year’s World Health Assembly

5 June 2017

For the 70 th time, global health leaders and decision makers from all 194 Member States gathered in Geneva for the World Health Assembly (WHA) – the annual get together to discuss and drive forward global health policy. As the supreme decision making body of the World Health Organisation (WHO), it sets the tone for the upcoming year’s focus and checks in on the progress that has been made towards a number of health priorities, targets and previous agreements. All manners of topics took the...

“Out of school and out of hope”: Julia Gillard on the global learning crisis

25 May 2017

“We can continue business as usual...or we can step up now and make the investment in education that will pay dividends of prosperity and peace for the entire world. The morally right choice and the smart choice are one and the same. We need to deliver change and create education for all.”

These are the words spoken by Julia Gillard at the London School of Economics on Monday, as she made her case for why leaders need to tackle the global learning crisis - and fast....

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