Blog: Aid

September Grassroots Conference Call: Nutrition for Growth - it's time to commit!

8 September 2021

In our September grassroots conference call, we focused on the issue of nutrition, with just weeks to go now before the important Nutrition for Growth Summit in early December. But that's not all! With the UN climate conference (COP-26) coming up in Glasgow, there's a great opportunity to use this UK Government priority to show the impact climate change has on food security, hunger and nutrition - see the links below.

We were privileged to hear from nutrition advocacy expert Meaza...

“We have to do what’s right even if we don’t win” - Campaigners reflect on the fight for 0.7%

3 August 2021

Thank you to Richard, Cameron, Sabah and Peter for sharing your reflections, and to Karen for the quote used in the blog title.

A 'Save 0.7%' photo stunt by the RESULTS London group, 2020.

Let’s start this blog in 1970, the year countries made a commitment at the United Nations that meant ‘economically advanced countries’ would move towards the target of spending 0.7% of their national income on Official Development Assistance (ODA, commonly...

August Grassroots Conference Call

3 August 2021

The topic of this month's call was the work of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance , and why the UK must honour its pledges to global health funds despite the cuts to the Official Development Assistance (ODA) budget. We were delighted to welcome Dr. Chizoba Wonodi as guest speaker to the call and hear about the work of Gavi and the impact it makes. Dr. Wonodi is a public...

July Grassroots Conference Call

6 July 2021

Our July conference call addressed the topic of COVID-19 Vaccine inequity. We discussed the necessity for countries with excess vaccines to urgently share doses with countries facing barriers to accessing vaccines.

Our expert guest speaker, Waiswa Nkwanga, Senior Associate at the ACTION Global Health Partnership , answered questions about why the dose sharing announcements made...

“Callous and short-sighted.” What do the aid cuts mean for global health and education?

30 April 2021
"Callous and short sighted." What do the aid cuts mean for global health and education?

The Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab recently confirmed the Government’s plans to slash global health and education funding in the middle of the worst pandemic in a century.

In a statement released at the end of the day on 21 April, we learnt the Foreign Commonwealth and Development...

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 .

Links referred to in the discussion:

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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...

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