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 […]

Time to Listen

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Danny Burns The Participate team spent much of last week preparing for and engaging with the High Level Panel. The panel was very open and responsive to our message, and a number of panel members filled in the postcards that we provided, asking them to indicate how they might engage with Participate. These are all […]