Liz Allcock
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Liz Allcock is now a member of Peace and Collaborative Development Network
Jun 29, 2012

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Communications and advocacy specialist with 12 years' experience in teaching, training and developing and managing complex international development communications initiatives. Significant in-country experience and Southern African regional specialist. Skills include journalistic writing and editing for different audiences - including policy, research, media and the public. Significant project development, management, monitoring and evaluation experience. Adept at writing, editing, blogging and utilising various media for positive social outcomes. Thematic expertise in peace and conflict, governance, migration and forced migration, and human rights.

Active refugee rights campaigner, with advocacy campaigns mounted in the national press and policymaking sector.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
DR Congo
Southern Africa
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Freelance consultant
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
What is one of your favorite websites in the field?
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Civil Society, Development, Human Rights, Information and Communication Technology, Internally Displaced, Refugees
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Information Technology, Research
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
UK asylum, immigration and deportation policy and practice.
Knowledge sharing in Southern Africa & South Asia
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
des·ti·tu·tion (n)
UK aid & domestic policies: how much longer can we ignore the link?
Reimagining 21st Century Development in Malawi: Generating and Sharing Knowledge Beyond the Traditional Development Establishment
Theatre of Inhumanity: a damning portrayal of the UK asylum system
Cutting UK aid to Malawi will hurt the poor, not the leaders

Liz Allcock's Blog

The longest journey is the one to the end of the road

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 6:53am 0 Comments

In the early 90s I used to make the daily journey through the cold, grey, miserable English countryside on the top of an old double decker bus to school some 15 miles away. The bus used to take the most circuitous route around various villages, picking up lonely figures standing along the roadside, often in the pouring rain. I dreaded this…


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