Danny Burns

Danny BurnsDanny Burns is Team Leader of the Participation Research Cluster at IDS. His work focuses on participatory learning for social change with a strong emphasis on systems thinking and complexity.


Posts by Danny Burns

Ground Level Panels: Seeing the world through a different lens

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The Secretary-General of the United Nations is expected to publish his report to the General Assembly on the MDGs and the post-2015 development agenda on 12 August. How much of his insight will have been informed by listening to the voices of the poorest and most marginalised?  Ahead of his report, Participate partners have been critically […]

Participate’s response to the UN High Level Panel’s Communiqué in Bali

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The UN High Level Panel met for the Fourth time in Bali. Their post-meeting communiqué articulated the need for a ‘people-centred and planet-sensitive development agenda which is recognised through equal partnership of all stakeholders.’ Participate’s Danny Burns responds to the main themes outlined in the communiqué.

Post-2015 civil society consultations: Our shared perspectives

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Danny Burns Yesterday saw the opening of activities related to the High Level Panel (HLP) meeting in Monrovia. Civil society organisations (CSOs) from across the world engaged in discussions about what to present to the High Level Panel at the official CSO Outreach meeting on Wednesday. We were interested to see whether the issues that […]

Participate to play a key role at the Post-2015 High Level Panel in Monrovia

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Catherine Setchell and Danny Burns Participate is playing a major part in the official High Level Panel agenda in Monrovia this week. On Wednesday, we will be sharing early research findings with HLP members and their advisors, which set out key recommendations from those who are living in poverty and who are most marginalised.  We […]