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Simon Maxwell

Simon Maxwell

Simon is the independent Executive Chairman of CDKN, a global alliance of southern and northern organisations delivering innovative solutions for climate compatible development in developing countries.

From 1997 to 2009, Simon was the director of the ODI- Europe’s best known think tank on international development and humanitarian policy- and from 2001 to 2005, he was President of the Development Studies Association of the UK and Ireland. Simon has lived in Africa, South Asia, and South America. In 2007, he was made a CBE for services to international development.

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How to win the argument on climate change - a five-point plan

A new paper by Simon Maxwell, Executive Chair of CDKN, offers a five-point plan on how to win the public and policy argument on climate change. [more]…

FEATURE: In conversation... with Geoff Barnard, CDKN Head of Knowledge Management

Transcript Simon Maxwell: Geoff you’re running the knowledge management stream of work in the climate and development knowledge network, surprising in a way that in a world of the Internet and [more]…

FEATURE: In conversation... with Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, CDKN Asia Director

Transcript Simon Maxwell: Ali you're the Regional Director for Asia of the CDKN. How do you see the problem of linking climate change and development in your region? Ali Tauqeer Sheikh: We [more]…

FEATURE: In conversation... with Stefan Raubenheimer, CDKN Africa Director

Transcript Simon Maxwell: Stef, you’re the Africa Regional Director of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network. And I know that you have some experience of working in the processes of medium [more]…

FEATURE: In conversation... with Paul Cleal, former CDKN CEO

Transcript Simon Maxwell: Paul, you’re a senior partner of PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) and you’ve come in as the Chief Executive of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network. Why is PwC as a [more]…

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