Global Membership and Events Programme Officer
After receiving his MSci in international relations from the University of Nottingham, Sam spent his career working in the field of human rights and international relations. He focused on issues from radical extremism to the connection between business and human rights and has co-authored published papers on his work. His other main area of focus and expertise are the United Nations human rights system, its mechanisms, and how civil society can better access it. During this time, he developed a wide range of research, policy development, outreach and communication skills. Whilst employed by the University of Reading he worked closely with the United Nations on a project aimed at prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, where he developed a commitment to safeguarding children in situations of vulnerability.
Sam convenes and develops the Keeping Children Safe network of member organisations, which together impact on the lives of 20 million children worldwide, many living in some of the world’s worst conflict and crisis zones. He offers technical assistance, support, peer-to-peer networking, events and engagement opportunities to a growing network of around 150 organisations from all sectors, with a specific focus on small organisations with limited access to resources.