Rosemary is Bond’s policy and advocacy adviser focusing on civic space in the UK and transparency across the international development sector. She is the main point of contact for the Transparency Working Group and the IATI Community of Practice, and convenes the Civil Society Voice Influencing Group.
Prior to Bond, Rosemary has worked in advocacy on a range of issues including peacebuilding, climate and disaster risk finance, and disaster risk reduction.
13 September 2021
As the controversial Police, Crimes, Sentencing and Courts Bill (PCSCB) enters its second reading in the House of Lords this week, Rosemary Forest outlines the damaging impact it could have on UK NGOs ability to campaign freely
2 June 2021
Campaigners had a tremendous impact on the UK government’s responses to Covid-19 in the first year of the pandemic. As we enter the second year of the pandemic, we need to reset the relationship between campaigners and decision makers.
17 March 2021
The right to protest is under threat globally and the UK, for whom open societies is purportedly a foreign and development priority, should be leading by example.
1 May 2019
Three ways that international NGOs and donors can support local CSOs to lead their own development agendas.