Bond's public affairs and government relations manager, Ali has previously worked for Unicef UK and in parliament. She has an MA in International Politics and Development from Newcastle University and has volunteered in Tanzania, Nepal and Zambia and Kenya. She is passionate about protecting human rights, supporting refugees and peace processes.
Ali is interested in all things political and helping Bond members to be politically astute. One of her proudest moments is achieving real change for children in the Modern Slavery Bill. She regularly campaigns on feminist, humanitarian and carer issues. One day she hopes to have a Great Dane. Ask Ali about the Policy and Lobbying Group and political analysis.
We review the general election result, the changes at DFID and what it might mean for international development organisations.
15 June 2017
Bond and our members have been seeking to understand the intentions behind the Bill and ensure that future investments of taxpayers’ money in the CDC lead to maximum impacts on poverty and support for sustainable, inclusive development.
7 December 2016
This was the first Autumn Statement from the new Cabinet, and significantly it was the first Autumn Statement since the Brexit vote.
23 November 2016
An important foreign policy speech for every Prime Minister, here we look at some of the issues that were raised on Monday evening, just days after the Trump election win.
16 November 2016
"Britain is looking outwards" was the message heard loud and clear at the Conservative Party Conference this week.This is an agenda the international development community should welcome and engage with.
5 October 2016
A letter from Prime Minister Theresa May on post-Brexit international development plans.
21 September 2016
The new Secretary of State for International Development, Priti Patel announces DFID's commitment to the Global Fund at the replenishment in Canada.
19 September 2016
Yesterday the new International Development Secretary faced Parliament for the first time; here is Bond's round up of DFID orals and her session with the International Development Committee.
14 September 2016
Party Conferences kick off next weekend. If this is your first time or if you need some new ideas, Ali Louis's essential guide will help you make the most out of your time there.
13 September 2016
Aid for trade can cover a variety of programmatic areas, but ODA should not be used as a bargaining tool to encourage countries to open up markets for the UK, says Ali Louis.
4 August 2016