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Jamie C. Drummond

Sharing Strategies @ Dalberg Catalyst, Sharing Strategies @ Dalberg Catalyst, United Kingdom

After co-founding Jamie founded Sharing Strategies, which brings together philanthropies, think tanks, campaign groups and International Organisations to share “collective intelligence for people and planet”. The aim is to foster greater collaboration between individuals and institutions working across climate and development issues and tackle our era of “polycrisis” by focusing partners on 3 workstreams and co-created strategic goals – Firstly- reforming our global financial architecture so we unlock a significant increase in quality public and private finance for the SDGs and climate action, with the need estimated at least $2.4 trillion annually by 2030; Secondly, creating a data-driven set of match-making platforms whereby global finance connects with an improving pipeline of national and local projects and policies for people and planet; Thirdly, connecting local to global campaigns and movements so that leadership is renewed to mitigate populism and drive systemic multilateral change for the next decade and beyond.
One place Jamie’s entrepreneurial advocacy journey started was in Ethiopia, in 1995, when Jamie was working in Ethiopia with partners of Christian Aid – a country spending more on servicing unjust “cold war-era” debts than on health or education. This gave him an idea – the “Drop the Debt” campaign – drop the debts of highly indebted poor countries that commit to invest the freed up funds in their people and fight corruption. Jamie persuaded Bono to spearhead the campaign and, with others, build a broad coalition of campaigners who successfully secured the cancellation of Ethiopia’s national debt, as well as a further US$110 billion dollars of debt for some of the world’s poorest countries.
Over the next two decades, first at then at, Jamie worked with partners to combine evidence-based policies and public campaigning to launch many successful anti-poverty campaigns. Such as: securing historic levels of investment in health and the fight against preventable diseases – helping reduce the number of people dying from AIDS and malaria by more than a third and preventing the deaths of 4 million children under the age of 5 every year; The “Make Poverty History” campaign which led to a near doubling of aid in a new partnership with Africa and, securing big investments for women and girls’ health, education and economic empowerment through ONE’s Poverty is Sexist campaign. In 2015, Jamie, ONE and partners helped persuade world leaders to agree the 2030 Global Goals for Sustainable Development.