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February Grassroots Conference Call 2020: Funding the fight against malnutrition

7 February 2020

Thanks so much to Chris Dendys (pictured), nutrition advocacy expert and Excecutive Director of RESULTS Canada for joining us on the network-wide conference call this month. We explored how nutrition underpins so many of the Sustainable Development Goals, and how investing in nutrition can have wide-ranging health and economic benefits for individuals and communities.

We also discussed the opportunity this year's Nutrition For Growth 'pledging moment'...

January Grassroots Conference Call 2020: DFID's support for global vaccination

20 January 2020

We kicked off 2020 with a network-wide conference call to discuss the politics of UK aid and development and the upcoming pledging moment for Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance , which the UK will be hosting.

Our guest speakers on the call were Seb Meaney, Head of UK Strategy at Gavi, who talked about about the importance of UK support for Gavi and from Al Russell, Senior Public Affairs Adviser at Save the Children, on the role of DFID as a powerful anti-...

December grassroots conference call 2019 - Champions for Development

6 December 2019

In the last network-wide conference call of the year, we took some time to reflect on what a year it's been! We've been part of successful campaigns for the replenishement of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, Education Cannot Wait and the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and the UK's contributions are something to celebrate. Looking ahead to 2020, we'll be continuing our work on global health, nutrition and education and trying to build relationships across all the main...

November grassroots conference call: Let's make #VaccinesWork for every child

6 November 2019

This month, our grassroots conference call was held on the very day that UK announced its financial support to the Global Polio Eradication Initiative – some £400 million over three years . This is a fantastic result, and exactly what we have been calling for! A huge thank you to everyone who has helped us campaign for this investment, it...

October Grassroots Conference Call 2019

2 October 2019
Building Health for All, Brick by Brick

Thanks to everyone who joined our October conference call on Tuesday evening, it was great to see lots of new faces! To help us dissect this month's campaign on Building Health for All, Brick by Brick , we were joined by guest speaker Tom Guha, Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Nutrition and Education) at RESULTS.

Currently, the high cost of health care around the...

Grassroots spotlight: Bank Holiday Advocacy with RESULTS Poole

5 September 2019

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In a guest blog written by volunteers from the Poole RESULTS group, find out how they've been getting creative with campaigning for UK Aid.

Cream Tea Fundraising - Saturday 24th, Sunday 25th August

Helen fronts the stall at Harmans Cross Fete

The group has wanted to organise a cream team event in our local village hall for some time, and we were offered the dates for the August bank holiday back in April. Straight away...

September Grassroots Conference Call - Let's Champion Human Development

4 September 2019

On Tuesday evening's call we linked up with RESULTS advocates from around the country, and were joined by guest speaker Chris Mitchell, UK Media Officer at The ONE Campaign. After celebrating the UK's generous pledge to Education Cannot Wait (ECW) , we heard what campaigning you've been up to and launched into this month's campaign action....

August grassroots conference call

7 August 2019

A recording of the August grassroots conference call is available to listen to here .

We were joined by guest speaker Emma Wagner, Education in Emergencies Policy & Advocacy Adviser at Save the Children who spoke eloquently about the importance of children receivfing an education in emergency situations such as conflicts and natural disasters. Save the Children and RESULTS are both...

June 2019 conference call -

12 June 2019
June 2019 conference call - The Global Fund's Vital Work

This month we were joined by Resty Nalwanga from Uganda. Resty became an advocate for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB and Malaria after she started receiving treatment for HIV and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), and currently works as a sexual and reproductive health and rights officer at the Uganda Network of...

May grassroots conference call: World Bank funding for nutrition

8 May 2019

Last night's monthly conference call discussed something a bit different: how to influence the World Bank's financing of human development, including vital nutrition programmes.

As well as funding its own nutrition programmes, the UK Government is the biggest financial contributor to 'IDA', the International Development Association, the mechanism through which the World Bank funds programmes in some of the world's poorest countries, through grants and low-interest loans. Using its...

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