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Tom Allen

I work for ActionAid International working closely with national offices to get our campaigns out to people who might be interested in them!

I'm currently based in Phnom Penh and am an active campaigner in my spare time as well as working within the campaigns team at ActionAid. As a self-professed geek, I'm particularly keen on how we can use digital means to make our work more effective and have been involved with most of ActionAid's ICT4D projects so far.

Latest blogs

The vibrancy of Kathmandu was beginning to return this morning. The queues for petrol stations that had stretched almost as far as the eye could see on previous days, were no longer there. As we...
My first full day in Nepal started with a team meeting in our office. I’m close with people in many of our offices, and Facebook friends with many of the staff in Nepal, which means I’d recognise...
The first earthquake hit between Kathmandu and Pokhara on the 25th, with a huge second tremor the following day. I landed in Nepal at around 2am on the 28th.Leaving my home in Cambodia, I wasn’t sure...
On Thursday, five days after the devasting earthquake in Nepal, I joined an ActionAid distribution of food and materials for shelter in the community of Panga. Driving through the streets of...
Last night I had the surreal (and terrifying!) experience of being interviewed by one of the major TV stations in the UK, about the situation in Nepal. I stood on the top floor of a posh Kathmandu...
My first full day in Nepal started with a team meeting in our office. I’m close with people in many of our offices, and Facebook friends with many of the staff in Nepal, which means I’d recognise...
The first earthquake hit between Kathmandu and Pokhara on the 25th, with a huge second tremor the following day.I landed in Nepal at around 2am on the 28th.Leaving my home in Cambodia, I wasn’t sure...
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The cost and availability of food is in the news worldwide. What we wanted to do for World Food Day this year was bring new voices to the debate from communities at risk of losing their land. Many...
I have a healthy interest in global justice, and a probably unhealthy interest in all things digital, which means the ongoing exponential rise of SMS and mobile internet across the globe is making me...