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Dr. John Twigg

  • Forename: John
  • Surname: Twigg
  • Primary Position: Sociologist
  • Secondary Position: Corporate Social Responsibility Expert

Brief CV

1998- Present Independent researcher/consultant 1998- Present Honorary Research Fellow, University College London 1990-7 Several positions at the Intermediate Technology Development Group (ITDG: an international development NGO): 1996-7 International Co-ordinator, Rural Transport, Small-Scale Mining and Disaster Mitigation programmes 1994-7 Project Manager, Head Office Programmes in Disaster Mitigation and Small-Scale Mining 1995 Acting leader of Fundraising Team 1993-6 Writer/researcher, Institutional Relations Unit 1991-3 Fundraising Co-ordinator (Institutional Donors) 1990-1 Project Proposal Writer 1987-90 Information Officer (international affairs and development), Overseas Publications Division, Central Office of Information (a UK Government Department) 1987 Freelance work – as editor, administrator and advisor – for Penguin Books, Inter-Action Trust (a London-based community charity) and Queens' College, Cambridge. Professional Skills and Experience International development o research and evaluation (especially institutional aspects of development, organisational development of NGOs, disaster management and communications) o project design and management o proposal/grant assessment Communications, information management and fundraising o research o training: designing courses and materials; holding training workshops o commissioning, editing, writing and producing information material for professional and public audiences o fundraising (donor liaison, writing proposals, training)


  • Ph.D. in History
    University of Cambridge (1983)
  • B.A. (class 2.1) in History
    University of Cambridge (1979)

Languages *

  • English: 10
  • French: 8
  • German: 9
  • Spanish: 5

* N.B. Language skill is scored on a scale between 1 and 10.

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