Links I Liked

March 21, 2022

     By Duncan Green     

Lot of videos this week – headphones on

Ukraine first, natch:

Development Impact of War in Ukraine: Initial projections @UNDP: ‘30% of population likely to require life-saving humanitarian assistance. In its current scale and direction, 18m people projected to become affected and more than 7m internally displaced.’…

Arnold Schwarzenegger shows how comms is done, but will anyone in Russia be able to see the video?

Collateral damage: with all eyes (and chequebooks) on Ukraine, a pledging event for the crisis in Yemen raised less than a third of what is needed.

Zelenskiy the comedian (and his audience) in happier times. Something v poignant about this – both the naff comedy, and the hilarity of the audience. Where are they now? (don’t be put off – the ‘Stop It’ warning refers to stopping the bombing, not the video)

Other stuff:

Nice FT portrait of Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah, my boss at Oxfam GB: He took the job when a former Oxfam board member told him: “Real leaders run into the fire, not away from it.’

Two webinars (first one tomorrow) to discuss ‘The pracademic as change agent’ = somebody who acts as a bridge between academia and practice. Who are they? What do they do? Impact? Barriers?

And a beautiful letter from John Steinbeck to Marilyn Monroe

Letter to Marilyn Monroe

March 21, 2022
Duncan Green