Aisha Dodwell

Aisha Dodwell

Role

Campaigns and policy manager

Biography

Aisha Dodwell joined Global Justice Now in July 2015. She works on policy and campaign strategy across a number of topics including food sovereignty, aid policy, migration and corporate power. Aisha previously worked with the international humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) managing their policy and public engagement work in the UK. She also spent four years as a part-time lecturer at Kingston University, teaching undergraduate courses in global politics and human rights. Aisha holds an MSc in Population and Development, a B.A. in International Studies and a PGDip in Gender and Sexuality.

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Latest posts

UK development consultants are protesting to get MORE aid money


01 April 2016

Development consultants already get a pretty big chunk of the UK’s aid budget, so it was surprising to see them in Westminster protesting that they weren’t being paid enough.

A bad day for Monsanto and a good day for public health, as weedkiller decision gets postponed


08 March 2016

A battle of corporate profit vs people’s needs has been fought out at the European Union over the past two days as heated negotiations took place about the re-licencing of a chemical that probably causes cancer in humans. It just so happens that this very same chemical makes millions in profit for the giant chemical and seed company Monsanto.

Who's telling the truth about the New Alliance and farmers in African countries?


15 January 2016

You’d think they’d have got the message by now, but alas no. As we enter the fourth year since the launch of the controversial New Alliance project, it continues in the face of scathing criticism and condemnation from civil society.

Tanzanian farmers lead the way


06 January 2016

The message from farmers groups in Tanzania is clear. They don’t want an agricultural system that is dominated by large multinational companies, they don’t want to be dependent on purchasing synthetic fertiliser, pesticides and herbicides, and they certainly don’t want a commercialised seed system that sees them being forced in to purchasing new seeds every season.

Agribiz and small farmers battle for control of our food systems in Rome


15 October 2015

It’s not often that Monsanto executives are forced to confront smallholder famers from South India in negotiating rooms. But that’s what happened in Rome this week at the 42nd session of the UN’s Committee on Food Security.

We’re STILL not convinced by DfID’s support for the New Alliance


07 August 2015

The debate between Global Justice Now and DfID over the contentious New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition (New Alliance) seems to be going nowhere fast. Global Justice Now’s latest appeal to DfID to end their support to the New Alliance was met with an underwhelming response via a web statement in which DFID mount a somewhat unconvincing defence.

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