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Thursday 22 January 2015

New Year’s resolutions please instead of predictions

So here we all are again in the Swiss mountains at the beginning of another year trying to predict the future—future trends, future investments, future global leadersYet despite all the crystal ball gazing we do at Davos, we rarely predict the momentous changes of the year ahead.  Even for humanitarians, geared up for responding to crisis, 2014 caught us all particularly short.  We knew the Syrian conflict would sadly continue, but none of us predicted the dramatic turn of events across the border in Iraq.  We knew we would respond to a whole raft of ne

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Wednesday 21 January 2015

Some good news — for a change...

You can’t turn on the news these days without being bombarded by scenes of unimaginable horror and as the images on our screens focus on only the worst parts of humanity, it’s difficult to find anything to feel hopeful about. But there is something we can celebrate this year, and it’s big.

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Tuesday 20 January 2015

Voice from Sierra Leone

This week I am at the World Economic Forum in Davos and this year’s theme is “The New Global Context”. The Ebola outbreak is high on the agenda and on Wednesday, 21 January 2015, I’ll be working with other organisations to bring together a multi-stakeholder event entitled: ‘Prevention better than cure - responding to Ebola for the long term’. I wanted to share this blog written by my colleague in Sierra Leone.  

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Friday 19 December 2014

Ten years on: Remembering the Indian Ocean tsunami

On 26 December 2005, I was woken early by a call from my brother’s mobile. He and his young family were visiting relations in India and I thought he was probably calling to say Happy Christmas. 

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Monday 20 October 2014

Our progress in South Sudan

Chairing a round table on 'Education in Emergencies' with donors, partners, experts and government - it's encouraging to see so much convergence of thinking and determination to act.

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