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Ben O’Donovan-Iland

Communications and Impact Officer

Ben is a Communications and Impact Officer in the Knowledge, Impact and Policy Cluster. He is working on a portfolio of projects, including the Knowledge, Evidence and Learning for Development Programme (K4D).

Previously, he has worked for Bond, Seva Mandir, 50by40 and as a freelance editorial designer. He has a Masters’ in Media Practice for Development and Social Change from the University of Sussex, and a Bachelors’ in Film and Media from the University of Sunderland.

Ben O’Donovan-Iland’s recent work


Lessons Learnt from Humanitarian Negotiations with the Taliban, 1996-2001

As the Taliban take control of Afghanistan once again, questions are being raised about the possible curtailment of women’s access to humanitarian support. Between 1996 and 2001, the Taliban implemented discriminatory policies starkly at odds with humanitarian principles. While much has...

26 October 2021