This month, our grassroots conference call looked at the forthcoming General Election and what it means for campaigning on international development issues. Our expert speaker, Paul Abernethy, Government Relations and Public Affairs Manager at Bond, explained why contacting Prospective Parliamentary Candidates is important for gaining political support, and demystified how to do it!

Links shared on the call:

Education Cannot Wait press release on Gaza from December: https://www.educationcannotwait.org/news-stories/press-releases/education-above-all-foundation-and-education-cannot-wait-call-immediate 

Blog post with link to petition – ‘Join the global movement to protect public education’: https://results.org.uk/2024/01/24/join-the-global-movement-to-protect-public-schools/ 

Article on changing ODA flows to the Least Developed Countries: https://www.bond.org.uk/news/2024/01/what-the-oecds-latest-data-tells-us-about-global-aid-in-2022 

Recording of January’s grassroots conference call about Results’ strategy: https://results.org.uk/past-event/january-conference-call-our-strategy-and-planning-your-advocacy-in-2024/ 

Link to training event on 13 March on campaigning during elections: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/influencing-tomorrow-training-to-engage-candidates-ahead-of-the-election-tickets-814111428197?aff=oddtdtcreator 

Development Engagement Lab – https://developmentcompass.org/data-and-surveys