We are pleased to annouce four more of the speakers who will be joining us at our National Conference over the weekend of the 20th-22nd of April at the NVCO Centre, London.
With elevern speakers now confirmed, including four speakers from the global south, this year’s conference is shaping up to be one of our most exciting conferences to date! To find out more about the recent additions, have a read of their bios below.
Erinch is a Private Sector Policy Adviser at Oxfam. He works on Oxfam’s partnerships with business as well as its campaigns against companies. Currently, Erinch is working on partnerships with business to understand the poverty impact of agricultural sourcing from Africa. He is also leading Oxfam’s work in developing an index that ranks food companies. Erinch will be presenting in the ‘Beyond Aid’ session that will look at some of the wider structural factors that have contributed to and hindered development.
Dr Meera Tiwari
Dr Meera Tiwari is a reader in International Development at the University of East London, specialising in multidimensional poverty, deprivation in both Northern and Southern contexts and the MDGs and post 2015 discourse. Dr Tiwari will be speaking in the ‘Impact Beyond Targets’ session on the impact that the language of the MDGs has had on the discourse of international development.
David Satterthwaite is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and Editor of the international journal Environment and Urbanization. David will be joining John Hilary from War on Want and Matt Collins from Aid Thoughts to share his on what should replace the Millennium Development Goals post 2015 in the session 'The World We Want: What should replace the MDGs'.
Alvaro Bozo Garcia
Alvaro Bozo Garcia is the Head of South American Campaigns at Global Witness, a not-for-profit organisation that investigates and campaigns to prevent natural resource related conflict and corruption, and associated environmental and human rights abuses. Alvaro will be speaking in the ‘Beyond Aid’ session on the impact of corruption on achieving the MDGS and how this issue might be addressed in the new framework that emerges.