Andrew Griffiths

Head of advocacy
Sightsavers

Andrew Griffiths is head of advocacy at Sightsavers. His work involves leading on Sightsavers' international advocacy priorities and supporting the development of effective advocacy in all Sightsavers Country Offices; and he leads a team of global advocacy advisers. Andrew also co-chairs the Bond SDG Group, working to influence the UK government’s implementation of the SDGs, and sits on the board of the International Council for Education of People with Visual Impairment. He previously co-chaired the Together 2030 initiative from 2016-2019 and the Beyond 2015 campaign from 2014-2016. Andrew's background is primarily in health policy and advocacy and he has worked in and with colleagues in countries around the world, including Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan. He is published on a number of topics including nutrition in fragile states, reform of the World Health Organization, disability policy and the SDGs. He has also worked with World Vision, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and a UK Member of Parliament. He is based and works in the UK.

Posts

UN buildings with the SDGs projected onto them.
4 May 2022
The SDGs provide the framework to address the interconnected crises of climate change, Covid-19, conflict, poverty and inequality, while leaving no one behind. But time is running out to implement them in full across sectors. Action must be taken.
Women collecting wood in Sierra Leone
23 May 2019
The government's main messages from the Voluntary National Review, due to be delivered on 14 June, are welcome but lack detail and specificity.