Bob Geldof on ColaLife, Condoms and the Pope

Simon Berry talks to Bob Geldof about, condoms and the Pope from Podnosh on Vimeo. Thanks to Nick Booth’s (podnosh) journalistic instincts I was able to get in front of Bob Geldof and, rather nervously, explain the ColaLife campaign to him. He got it and had some interesting observations. It is clear we share […]

Which way for bloggers?

We, the G20voice bloggers, have just arrived at the Press Centre at the G20 Summit and this was the first challenge that faced us. Which way should bloggers go? I now realise how new this experience is. We are definitely NOT part of the mainstream and lots of traditions have been broken to get us […]

ColaLife at the G20 Summit – G20 Voice – London – 2/4/09

I’ll be blogging here: and Tweeting here: All blog posts and tweets with by tagged with g20voice So far I’ve posted on: ColaLife is off to the G20 Summit! G20 Voice: Folding in the edges? Matthew Taylor on globalisation and the G20 Keep an eye on those G20 Voice bloggers! Let’s mash it […]

Dame Barbara Stocking on ColaLife

I was asked to pop down to the headquarters of Oxfam GB today to put users’ questions to Dame Barbara Stocking, Oxfam’s CEO, in the build up to the G20 Summit. While I was there I had to ask her for her views on ColaLife and the AidPod. Unfortunately, there was a technical clitch […]

Don’t forget the children plea

. . . . from Save The Children (and me). To put the staggering amounts spent to save the banks into context, the World Bank estimates that universal access to water and sanitation would cost $20-$30 billion and that not addressing the problem will cost roughly nine times as much. See 2006 Human Development Report: […]

What are people in the G(n-20) countries thinking right now?

Image credit: From J N Ruxon, Medical Hostory, 1994, 38: 363-397 Early one morning in 1988 I arrived early for a meeting in Chinsali, a small town in NE Zambia. I went into the dilapidated council chamber. There was no one else there and on the table was a copy of the Mining Mirror. It […]

Let’s mash it up at G20 Voice

Image credit: Marcus Correa I’ve gone through the elation phase after being nominated as one of the G20 Voice bloggers and now I feel a huge weight of responsibility on my shoulders. Please help. Post your thoughts and ideas. What issues are important to you? What should I blog about? Point to evidence to support […]

Keep an eye on those G20 Voice bloggers!

I’ve set up a Pageflakes page to help me keep a track of what’s going on amongst the G20 Voice bloggers and I’ve made in public. I will try and keep this up to date as new bloggers are announced. If you are a blogger and I’ve missed you, sorry! Please comment below and I […]

Matthew Taylor on globalisation and the G20

I was honoured to be asked by David Wilcox and the folks at to put the questions of Yoosk members to Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive of the RSA and ex political adviser to Tony Blair. That bit was easy . . . asking the questions again afterwards to an empty chair, to get the […]

G20 Voice: Folding in the edges?

Ever since I heard the news that I was to be part of the G20voice team of bloggers, my head has been buzzing with ‘nearly ideas’ and questions. Why do the powers that be want us there? Here’s one theory. I’m old enough to have seen pitifully slow progress in solving some of the planet’s […]