Find out more about Think Global’s recent advocacy working with partners to make the case to Government for global learning and the right for charities to speak out. We are also advocating for an extension to the Groceries Code to protect all farmers in supermarket supply chains.
Advocating for global learning
Our partners around the country have been busy raising the importance of funding for global learning with their MPs. We were pleased to hear that following a meeting with Leeds DEC in early September, Hilary Benn MP (patron of Leeds DEC) wrote to DFID to ask three Parliamentary Questions about global learning. Find out more.
CEO Jess McQuail joined representatives of the development education networks of England, Wales and Northern Ireland to write to Kate Osamor MP, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development highlighting the importance of engaging learners in all sectors of education with global issues in our increasingly complex world. Read the letter
Think Global’s Membership and Public Affairs Manager, Rebecca Sharkey, attended two meetings at Westminster in September which highlighted the importance and positive impact of giving young people in the UK opportunities to engage in global learning. Read Rebecca’s blog on the meetings.
We are responding to the DFID consultation on the future of the Global Learning Programme and have published key messages for members to use to assist their own responses. Find out more about the consultation.
Lobbying Act update
Following a joint letter from Bond members including Think Global to new Minister for Civil Society Ms Stacy Crouch MP, calling on the government to implement the recommendations made by Lord Hodgson, we were disappointed that the government has since announced that the Lobbying Act will remain unmodified. Read Bond’s press release following the government’s response.
Make Food Fairer
As part of our Supply Cha!nge project, we’re a member of the Groceries Code Action Network (GCAN) coalition. We recently made the case to extend the role and remit of the Groceries Code Adjudicator further along supermarket supply chains and our joint letter was published in the Guardian. Read the letter here.