Daniel Willis

Role

Policy and campaigns manager

Biography

Daniel joined Global Justice Now’s policy and campaigns team in 2019 and is mainly working on our aid campaign. He has a background in historical and social policy research. In 2018, Daniel completed a PhD in History and Latin American Studies at UCL, researching violent conflicting and the legacies of colonialism in Peru. Daniel has also spent time campaigning on climate justice issues and writing for several websites on Latin American politics and history.

Latest posts

Peruvian protestors are facing police violence while standing up for democracy


15 November 2020

Reports suggest that protestors across Peru have been met with police violence as they demonstrate against the removal of President Martín Vizcarra by Congress. This is the latest in a series of attempted power grabs by parties in Peru's Congress with worrying implications for the upcoming Presidential elections in 2021.

The government is moving closer to ending its overseas fossil fuel support

Time after time, the role of UK public finance institutions in fueling the climate emergency overseas has been exposed. Sustained civil society pressure has pushed the prime minister close to major announcement, but loopholes still remain.

Beware the rose-tinted spectacles and don’t bank on a fossil free COP26 just yet

Reports that the UK government may not accept sponsorship from fossil fuel corporations are falsely optimistic.

#StopAidForProfit - ten shocking corporate projects supported by UK aid


20 July 2020
Aid

Boris Johnson's announcement that DfID will abolished later this year has left many in the development sector with more questions than answers. But if previous experiences of "tied aid" and spending by CDC Group are anything to go by, the future of aid will see more money being shovelled into corporate pockets.

Doing more harm than good? Our latest report on the UK's development bank, CDC


15 February 2020
Aid

Amid the recent back and forth over whether the Department for International Development will be merged into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, very little attention has been paid to the role of the UK's development finance institution, CDC, in UK development policy.

Resisting Empire 2.0: why we're protesting the UK-Africa Investment Summit


16 January 2020
Aid

For many, the idea of encouraging more foreign investment in African countries make sense. This is certainly the government's hope as they approach the first UK-Africa Investment Summit, to be held in central London on Monday 20 January.

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