Neil Watkins

 

I am Director of Policy and Campaigns at ActionAid USA where I lead AAUSA’s team on advocacy, lobbying, and campaign work with the US government on issues including global hunger, climate change, and development finance. I’ve been with ActionAid since March 2010.

 

Latest blogs

If small-scale farmers themselves wrote national agriculture budgets, I bet we’d be a lot closer to eradicating hunger and malnutrition.I’m in Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria at a training organised by...
Neil Watkins, Director of Policy and Campaigns, ActionAid USA with Women farmers
The G20 summit’s now wrapped up. In a summit otherwise dominated by the Eurozone crisis, our small team – together with our partners from ANEC, a Mexican farmer’s network – have been pushing our...
It’s time for another beach resort G20 summit – this time it’s Live from Los Cabos, Mexico. Only seven months ago, world leaders gathered in the beach resort town of Cannes, France. Now they’re back...
Bill Gates’ evidence-based defense of foreign aid couldn’t come at a better time. This week, the United States Senate is debating huge cuts to foreign aid on the Senate floor – potentially cutting...
As the budget debates heat up in Washington and funds for global food security are up for potential cuts, ActionAid USA has been working to highlight the positive impacts of US supported investments...