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The best and worst of times for global civil society

Fleming room, QEII Conference Centre
Monday, February 29, 2016 -
09:30 to 10:30

Aya Chebbi shares her experience of the civil protests in Tunisia (during 2010-2011) and talks about how it inspired her to bring together youth civil society organisations across the whole of Africa. Dr Danny Sriskandarajah discusses how we build public support in order to rise to the challenges of organising civil society across the globe.

Chaired by Gillian Caldwell.

Development shouldn't just be a science of delivery, but an art of transformation.

Danny Sriskandarajah opens the 2016 Bond conference

We [young people] are the coolest generation, but we are the most marginalised.

Aya Chebbi gives an impassioned speech at the 2016 Bond conference


In the media

Rich world joins charity crackdown as social media boosts influence | New York Times

Western governments are stepping up efforts to suppress campaign groups – a trend already seen in the developing world – fearful of their growing influence and ability to mobilise through social media, the head of a civil society group said on Monday.

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'Speak to us, not about us': social media and international development | LSE International Development

MSc Development Studies student Meredith MacKenzie shares some of her thoughts on one of the topics covered at the 2016 Bond conference: development and social media.

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Plenary sessions are sponsored by Perrett Laver.