Oli works as a campaigner on sustainable development around the world, he is the Global Coordinator of a network called Action for Sustainable Development, a new and rapidly growing centralised platform of approximately 3,000 civil society organisations and local activists in more than 160 countries, who have come together to promote a more just and sustainable world. He leads the global advocacy and engagement with multilateral bodies such as the UN and other international institutions. He had a considerable experience of working with civil society participation and governance in South America, Europe and around the world. He started his career working on participatory budgeting in the favelas and rainforests of Brazil.
Oli is strongly committed to participation of community groups in public decision-making. Previously, he spent seven years at the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NVCO) in London, where he worked on UK and EU-wide policy on civil society and public engagement, including co-drafting the Council of Europe’s ‘Code of Good Practise on Civil Participation’.
He is married and lives with his wife and two young children in Lewes, where he enjoys walking and cycling in the Downs; and swimming in the sea.