Disrupt & Innovate

Podcast: Global China strategies for civil society organisations

5th February 2020 by Thomas Howie

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This podcast focuses on findings from our Civil Society Sector Guide on the growing global influence of China, summarising key themes, implications and recommendations to better prepare international civil society organisations for this major global trend. The guide was produced as part of our Scanning the Horizon work.

Producer: Julia Pazos


Scanning the Horizon Sector Guide #1: “Strengthening the adaptive and collaborative capacity of internationally-operating civil society organisations (ICSOs) related to the rise of China” – icscentre.org/wp-content/uploads…-November-2019.pdf

Blog: A Better China Strategy for International Civil Society – www.chinafile.com/ngo/analysis/bet…al-civil-society

Blog: How Amnesty International is Engaging with China Abroad – icscentre.org/2019/11/29/how-amn…with-china-abroad/

Thomas Howie

Communications Manager

International Civil Society Centre

Thomas joined the Centre in June 2017 as the Communications Coordinator. He is responsible for developing and implementing the Centre’s global communication strategy, as well as the Disrupt & Innovate platform – a place for civil society professionals and activists to discuss current innovations and future trends in the civil society sector. Prior to the Centre, Thomas worked for 5 years in the European Parliament firstly as the Digital and Social Media Coordinator for the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, and then, after the 2014 European elections, for Jude Kirton-Darling and Paul Brannen as Head of Communications, where he worked on issues such as the EU-US trade deal, issues around Brexit and as a specialist on the Petitions Committee. Thomas graduated from Bristol University with BSci in Geographical Sciences and holds an MA in Peace Studies from the University of Bradford, where he completed research into the role of civil society in the post war peace settlement in northern Uganda.