Simon is a campaigning and community education expert. He has contributed on development issues at some of the world’s leading conferences including the G20, the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative. He is the co-founder of the Global Poverty Project, an education and campaigning organisation working towards the end of extreme poverty, and wrote the ground-breaking 1.4 Billion Reasons presentation, which has been delivered 750+ times to 100,000+ people since 2009
Africa is not poor: Illicit flows, remittances, western complicity and resource exploitation
Poverty isn’t getting worse.
Poor people are poor because they have too many children: Poor people have many children because they are poor
Food isn’t running out.
Volunteering overseas is not the best way to help: It may help you, but not the people you are aiming to help.
Without taking into account what the people on the ground are already doing, voluntourism is wasted.