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August conference call now available

11 August 2017

The August grassroots conference call is now available . After a round-up of your actions around the UK, we heard from Oxfam’s Gideon Rabinowitz, aid policy expert, explaining why it’s important that our politicians support the achievements of the UK’s international aid efforts.

Thanks to you, many MPs have been active supporters of international development this year so far. Whether they urged Theresa May to prioritise TB at the G20, became...

Advocacy on global development at the World Bank

1 August 2017

Volunteer campaigners Ellie Wason and Hannah Lathan have just attended the RESULTS International Conference (22-25 July) in Washington DC, as part of which they took part in an advocacy meeting at the World Bank.

At the grassroots advocacy level, lobbying our local MPs in the UK, it is easy to feel a disconnect with international processes in the development world, especially when organisations such as the United Nations and the World Bank are based in the US....

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...

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,...

Polio video conference call now online

2 May 2017

Polio is endemic in only three countries in the world - Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Ending the disease forever is truly within our grasp - if we can eradicate it everywhere, including the most remote, insecure and hardest to access locations.

Jim Calverley, RESULTS UK's Parliamentary Advocacy Officer (Child Heath) speaks to grassroots campaigners from the UK and Canada about his recent trip taking journalists to northern Nigeria, to witness at first-hand how a polio...

March conference call recording now available

10 March 2017

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

In recent years, the UK government has played an important role in raising the global focus of malnutrition.

Yet around 3 million children still die each year from malnutrition, and the world is way off track to meet global targets for ensuring good nutrition. There is a serious risk that progress in tackling malnutrition will...

January conference call recording now available

18 January 2017

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

With only 3 countries in the world – Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan – recording polio cases last year, there is real hope in 2017 that the disease can be eradicated for good. This month’s action focuses on the importance of ensuring the UK government does all it can to support the...

December conference call recording now available

12 December 2016

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

On this month’s call, we took a look back at campaign successes that the RESULTS grassroots network have contributed to during 2016, from helping to secure an ambitious UK pledge of £1.1 billion at the Global Fund Replenishment in Montreal, to making Climate Risk Insurance a hot topic at this year’s UN Climate Change Conference....

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