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Friday 28 March 2014

Two days in Abuja

Sitting in Charles de Gaulle airport waiting for my connection after a hectic couple of days in Abuja. I went at short notice invited by the African Union to be part of the Finance Ministers' meeting on industrialisation with a special session on malnutrition.

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Thursday 27 March 2014

Reflections from Lebanon

I'm descending mount Lebanon in thick fog returning to Beirut after a day visiting programmes in the Bekaa valley. Sonia our country director is dealing with messages about a sniper attack on the main road north, while Ahmad our media officer is checking out the photos he took today and telling me about the huge number of trips he co-ordinates. I'm reflecting on the stories I've heard today from the people who have left everything behind in Syria.

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Monday 10 February 2014

Achieving greater resilience for children in Haiyan-affected areas

I remember the day Typhoon Haiyan struck, the rolling news, the first aerial pictures of the devastation it had left in its wake, the complete and utter chaos. It was a worrying sight for Save the Children’s team that was already on the ground, prepped to deliver humanitarian aid in the immediate aftermath.

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Thursday 23 January 2014

Africa: Changing the debate on agriculture

One of the themes of this year's World Economic Forum is 'Sustaining a World of 9 Billion' and central in my mind is the question of how to ensure those 9 billion people get the food they need.

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Tuesday 21 January 2014

Putting our foot down on development

At Davos last year I was a rapporteur for a session looking at the future of the development agenda. That discussion emphasised the importance of putting the foot on the accelerator on the Millennium Development Goals, as well as ensuring there was greater coherence and accountability on the development of the next set of development goals.

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