Blog: Aid

February Grassroots Conference Call 2021- Oppose the aid cuts!

5 February 2021

On Tuesday 2nd February, 45 RESULTS UK campaigners from across the country came together for our monthly network-wide call to hear about what is happening with UK aid at the moment and why we should fight against the proposed cuts to the aid budget. Find out about the February ‘Oppose the aid cuts!’ campaign here .

We started with the usual roundups with Aaron Oxley, Executive Director, giving an...

January Grassroots Conference call 2020 - A year of action!

13 January 2021

On Tuesday we kicked off 2021 with a network-wide call to plan the year ahead and discuss the key moments coming up for our campaigns.

We were joined by expert speakers from RESULTS UK: Kaleem Luthra, our Parliamentary Advocacy Coordinator, who among other things coordinates our work on global education; Ma thilde Chiesa, Policy Advocacy Officer (Nutrition); Harry Rogers, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Child Health), and Naveed Chaudhri, Head of Campaigns who gave us an update on...

December grassroots conference call - oppose the U-turn on aid

3 December 2020

This month we heard from Adam Bailey, UK & Ireland Campaigns Manager at The ONE Campaign, about the Government's proposal to reduce UK overseas aid spending to 0.5% of national income, and how international development organisations are planning their advocacy response. You can watch a recording of the conference call here .

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November grassroots conference call - Nutrition funding after 2020

6 November 2020
This month we heard from Aaron Oxley, RESULTS UK Executive Director, Naveed Chaudhri, Head of Campaigns, and Dela Anderson, Campaigns and Communications Officer, about the imminent risk to UK funding for global nutrition programmes. They explained how this comes at a time when malnutrition and food insecurity is set to rise because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and how advocates can take action to press the Government to pledge new funding. You can find this month's action materials...

October 2020 RESULTS UK Grassroots Call - A fairer world by 2030

7 October 2020

This month we heard from Lilei Chow, Senior Policy and Advocacy Adviser on the Sustainable Development Goals at Save the Children, who is also a Co-Chair of the BOND SDG Group, which helps coordinate the different NGOs’ work on the SDGs. She explained how progress in international development has been massively set back by the COVID-19 pandemic; but that the SDGs provide us the only credible road map we have to achieving a fairer world by 2030. You can watch the recording of the call...

Global Goals Day: Spotlighting Health and Education on the Journey to 2030

25 September 2020
Global Goals Day: Spotlighting Health and Education on the Journey to 2030

Five years today, 193 governments agreed upon a set of 17 goals with the mission to end poverty and create a more equitable, peaceful, and prosperous world, ensuring no one is left behind, by 2030. These goals, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), provide issue-specific targets across areas such as food security, gender equality...

RESULTS National Conference 2020: Hopeful campaigning in challenging times

15 September 2020

A huge thank you to everyone who attended this year’s National Conference on 12 and 13 September - our first ever virtual conference! With so many global challenges and uncertainty ahead, it was great to be able to reflect together and share our achievements, hopes and ideas. It’s been a tough year, with the COVID-19 pandemic emphasising the need for solidarity and for fair global systems that are fit for purpose.

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September 2020 RESULTS UK Grassroots Call - UK priorities for poverty reduction

3 September 2020

On this month's grasssroots conference call, we heard from the ONE Campaign's Nasim Salad about the need for the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to prioritise development spending on programmes that focus on poverty reduction and can demonstrate their effectiveness in a transparent way. She shared evidence from ONE's Real Aid Index which provides data on which to base prioritisation decisions. You can...

July 2020 grassroots conference call – Standing up for UK aid

8 July 2020

This month, we discussed how the new Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), announced by the Prime Minister on 16 June, will need to ensure that the UK’s impressive record of using our overseas aid budget to alleviate poverty continues into the future. There is a very important role for advocacy over the next few months, to make sure that the new arrangements in Government and Parliament for deciding and monitoring how UK aid is spent are as effective as they can be. Check out...

Grassroots advocates storm Parliament in support of global immunisation!

5 March 2020

This is a guest blog by Hugh Reed from RESULTS Brighton. Hugh has been the co-leading the Brighton group leader since November 2019.

Grassroots advocates storm Parliament in day of support for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance!

OK, so “storm” is maybe a little strong… but we turned up in our masses! And so did our MPs!

RESULTS advocates outside the Houses of Parliament. Image: Dela Anderson / RESULTS UK

On 12 February me and 16 other...

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