NGO photo-op of the week

by | Apr 1, 2009


As well as looking out for the pointless initiative of the week to emerge from the London Summit, another important contest to keep an eye on is NGO stunt of the week. 

In that vein, please doff your hats (so to speak) for Paul Hilder, campaigns director of Avaaz.org, who takes an early lead in managing not only to persuade the IMF’s Dominique Strauss-Kahn to accept Avaaz’s petition – but also in retaining a straight face while doing so in a very fetching green hard hat.

Paul is now here at G20 Voice with me and still in possession of said hard-hat, so he seems to be growing quite attached to it.  (Either that or it’s all kicking off outside…)

Author

  • Alex Evans

    Alex Evans is founder of the Collective Psychology Project, which explores how we can use psychology to reduce political tribalism and polarisation, a senior fellow at New York University, and author of The Myth Gap: What Happens When Evidence and Arguments Aren’t Enough? (Penguin, 2017). He is a former Campaign Director of the 50 million member global citizen’s movement Avaaz, special adviser to two UK Cabinet Ministers, climate expert in the UN Secretary-General’s office, and was Research Director for the Business Commission on Sustainable Development. He was part of Ethiopia’s delegation to the Paris climate summit and has consulted for Oxfam, WWF UK, the UK Cabinet Office and US State Department. Alex lives with his wife and two children in Yorkshire.


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