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Danny Sriskandarajah

Secretary General, CIVICUS

Dr. Dhananjayan (Danny) Sriskandarajah has been Secretary General and CEO of CIVICUS - World Alliance for Citizen Participation since January 2013. His previous posts include Director of the Royal Commonwealth Society, where he was the first non-British and youngest person to head this 140-year-old organization, Interim Director of the Commonwealth Foundation, and Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research. Danny is the author of numerous reports and academic articles on international migration and economic development. He writes often in the Financial Times, and The Guardian, and appears regularly in the media on a range of topics. He sits on several boards, including those of the Baring Foundation, International Alert and Ockenden International, and has been a consultant to several international organizations. He holds a degree from the University of Sydney, and an MPhil and DPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. In 2012, he was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.