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James Andrews

Marketing and Communications

James Andrews is a communications specialist working in the Communications and Engagement Unit at IDS which is responsible for the coordination, planning and delivery of cross-institutional corporate communications, publishing, marketing and policy engagement.

During his time at IDS, he has helped develop and support the institutional approach to public affairs and policy engagement, worked towards the production of publications and multimedia as well as, project management, handling social media accounts, and event management.

Before joining IDS James was the Media and Communications Facilitator for the United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY) for over 2 years. He also holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Sussex.



Unfolding the history of international development

“History is necessary to understand the present, to speak truth to power, and to fuel hope – no matter how controversial and many times put under scrutiny – that, despite historical turnarounds, some form of progress exists, or will in the future, and that it is possible to be in a better...

19 February 2020


The need for a fresh approach to the HIV crisis

HIV/AIDS is not just a global health issue but feeds into gender equality, human rights, economic empowerment and education. Viewing the SDGs as a platform from which the barriers to ending AIDS can be overcome by linking them to these wider issues is critical. This was the topic of...

7 March 2019

James Andrews’s recent work

Past Event

The Political Economy of Food

The most recent issue of the flagship IDS publication the IDS Bulletin examines different perspectives on power in food systems, and the web of actors, relationships, activities, and institutions that play a major role in shaping them: The political economy of food. The Bulletin concludes that...

16 October 2019

Past Event

India today – the Hindu right

Salil Shetty is a Senior Fellow at the Carr Centre for Human Rights, Harvard University. He served as Secretary General for Amnesty International from 2010-2018. Before joining Amnesty, he was Director of the UN Millennium Campaign and the Chief Executive for ActionAid. In this talk, Salil...

8 October 2019

Past Event

Participatory and Inclusive Tools to build capacities in Leaving No One Behind

SDGs Learning, Training and Practice Workshops during HLPF 2019 Bringing the voices and experiences of those who have been left behind – through empowerment and participation – goes beyond enabling agency and towards developing a more inclusive and democratic society. Come to listen to and...

11 July 2019


IDS at the Development Studies Association annual conference 2019

Fellows, professional staff and students from IDS will be attending the Development Studies Association (DSA) annual conference to be held in Milton Keynes. This year’s conference is hosted by the Open University and has a central theme of ‘Opening up Development’.  A wide range of...

18 June 2019