Third Sector Podcast #13: International development

Third Sector talks to leaders including Amanda Khozi Mukwashi of Christian Aid and Richard Hawkes of the British Asian Trust about whether the international aid sector is in need of radical reform

This month, the podcast looks at the international development sector: what it has achieved, but also whether it needs to evolve to be effective in the future.

Third Sector's Rebecca Cooney talks to Stephanie Draper, chief executive of the development umbrella group Bond, Richard Hawkes, chief executive of the British Asian Trust, and Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, chief executive of Christian Aid, about what changes need to happen.

More on this topic can be found in the feature "Are international aid charities fit for purpose?" in the latest edition of Third Sector. 

Rebecca and deputy editor Emily Burt will also speak to Chloe Setter, head of anti-trafficking at the children’s charity Lumos, about its campaign #HelpingNotHelping, which encourages people not to volunteer in orphanages abroad.

And Emily and editorial assistant Natasha Abramson hear from Martyn Dicker, director of people at Unicef UK, about his charity’s decision to give all new parents a whole year of parental leave. Third Sector reported on the move when it was first announced earlier this month.

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We would like to thank our guests for joining us. 

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