Brendan Cox

Director, More in Common

International campaigner and activist. Started career in the aftermath of the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, working with children affected by the conflict. Former Chief Executive, Crisis Action, a charity that works behind the scenes to address armed conflict and recently won the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. 2008-10, Special Adviser for Africa and International Development to the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Formerly, ran a global research project and published a series of reports analysing global development campaigns and looking at future trends and opportunities. The reports were based on numerous interviews with heads of state, civil society leaders, campaigners and academics; it was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Played a major role in civil society campaigning for the Sustainable Development Goals as Director, Policy and Advocacy, Save the Children. Interest: refugee policy.

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