WHD2021 comms campaign for the Australian Humanitarian Partnership

In my role at the Australian Humanitarian Partnership Support Unit, I put together a social media campaign for World Humanitarian Day 2021. The theme was the urgent need for climate action to support the world’s most vulnerable.

The campaign included an Adobe Spark interactive on the work the DFAT-supported Disaster READY program undertakes to build resilience to climate-related disasters in Pacific communities, which was shared by Australia’s Humanitarian Coordinator, James Gilling. View the interactive here.

The social media campaign also shared the views of more than 21 humanitarians from across Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, Timor-Leste and Samoa through cross-platform social media content (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram grid and stories). These posts highlighted the impact that climate change was having on Pacific peoples’ work as humanitarians, and in their communities.


Asian Development Bank defies G20 — China Daily, AsiaOne, East Asia Forum, AFR

There’s a strong and welcome trend toward appointing the leaders of major international organisations through competitive processes-except in Asia.

The Asian Development Bank, whose president has just stepped down to head Japan’s central bank, looks set to appoint its new president just as it has always done: in a hurry, behind closed doors, without competition, and from Japan.

Opinion piece by Stephen Howes, Robin Davies and Ashlee Betteridge from the Development Policy Centre on a lack of transparency in the leadership selection process at the Asian Development Bank.

Full piece published in AsiaOne Business, China DailyEast Asia Forum and the Australian Financial Review.