Careers from Development: Putting Critical Thinking into Action

Fri Mar 15 2019 at 09:00 am to 05:00 pm
SW7 2AR, Royal Geographical Society, London, United Kingdom

SW7 2AR, Royal Geographical Society, London, United Kingdom

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RGS, Kensington Gore, SW7 2ARFriday, March 15th 2019, 9am-5pm

£8 - includes lunch and teas/coffees

Come and find out about careers that utilise theknowledge and critical thinking covered inDevelopment and work for social andenvironmental justice, political change andwellbeing. Hear from those working in NGOs,campaign organisations, government and media.

Speakers confirmed from: DFID, Centre for Global Development, The Guardian, Global Giving, Crown Agents, Banyak Films and more! 


9am – 9.30am: Welcome and Refreshments

9.30am – 11am: Session One – Careers in NGOs

11am – 11.15am: Break

11.15am – 12.45pm: Session Two – Careers in Campaigning and Small Organisations

12.45pm – 1.45pm: Lunch

1.45pm – 3.15pm: Session Three – Careers in Media/Journalism

3.15pm – 3.30pm: Break

3.30pm – 5pm: Session Four – Careers in Policy and Government


Noémie Chomet:

Noémie Chomet is an Economist in the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), where she works on making sure that the UK’s aid spending is spent in the most cost-effective way. Previously, she completed a two-year ODI Fellowship in Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Finance, where she worked on macroeconomic policy-making, budget formulation and public financial management reforms. Noémie holds a BSc in Government and Economics and an MSc in Economics from LSE. She also worked the Research Officer at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR) on the Private Enterprise in Low-Income Countries (PEDL) programme, a DFID-funded research initiative, and has research experience in Burkina Faso, with Innovations for Poverty Action, and in South Africa, with the Economic Policy Research Institute.

David Leigh:

Anthony Sampson Professor of Reporting at City, University of London 2006-18, is one of Britain’s best-known investigative journalists. He was head of investigations at the Guardian 2000-15, and at the Observer 1980–9. He was a TV producer at This Week and World in Action 1989–97 and the first Laurence Stern Fellow at the Washington Post 1979-80. He is one of the founder members of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists based in Washington DC; was a trustee of the Centre for Investigative Journalism in London 2008-14; and is a director of the independent press regulator IMPRESS. He has won numerous UK and international journalism awards in a 40-year career. His books include biographies of Michael Foot and Howard Marks; an account of Prime Minister Harold Wilson’s relations with the intelligence services; a study of secrecy in British life; and a forthcoming textbook on investigative journalism.

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