Heidi Chow

Role

Senior campaigns and policy manager

Biography

Heidi leads Global Justice Now’s pharmceutical campaign to fight for access to medicines in the UK and across the world as well as the organisation's trade campaign. She has co-authored policy reports on the failings of the pharmaceutical innovation system and how it has left communities across the world without access to effective treatments. She has previously led and won the campaign to challenge the UK government's support for the New Alliance - an aid scheme that benefited corporations at the expense of Africa's small farmers. She has played an active role in the global movement for food sovereignty and in the development of the People's Food Policy. She has also campaigned on a range of economic justice issues such as food speculation, Europe’s bilateral trade deals, the World Trade Organisation and stopping RBS’s unethical investments. 

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Latest posts

It’s world food day, so let’s remember the small-scale farmers that feed most of the world


16 October 2014

All over the world small-scale food producers are growing food sustainably for their local communities in spite of the threats thrown at them by the world’s elite and powerful. 

Infrastructure – who benefits?


26 June 2014

Today, investment from multinational companies and aid money from rich countries are joining forces once more to extract Africa's wealth. Colonial history repeating? Find out more in Heidi's blog.

 

World Trade Organisation's latest attempt to defuse resistance


27 January 2010

Earlier this week, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) announced a new programme to support teaching on trade policy and ‘WTO-related matters’ in universities in developing countries. This programme would fund teaching, research and outreach on trade issues à la WTO.

Delegates to WTO ministerial conference welcomed by singing campaigners


30 November 2009

The WTO ministerial conference officially opened this afternoon at 3pm (2pm UK time) and as delegates from around the world were entering into the open plenary session, they were welcomed by singing trade campaigners from the Our World is Not for Sale (OWINFS) network - a network of organisations, activists and social movements worldwide fighting the current model of corpora

WTO blog 3: What's on the agenda?


29 November 2009

Today I have been attending briefings in preparation for the ministerial conference which starts at 3pm tomorrow afternoon. I walked to the WTO building to pick up my badge which will allow me access to the ministerial as well as the NGO centre.

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