About Us

1.4 billion people on our planet live in extreme poverty. The Global Poverty Project seeks to invigorate the global movement to take effective concerted action on poverty through the presentation 1.4 billion reasons.


The presentation 1.4 billion reasons has been produced with the assistance of a number of expert advisors:

Content Advisory Panel

Alan Court, Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for Malaria
Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institute; Director Gapminder Foundation
Jeffrey Sachs, Senior Advisor on Development and the Millennium Development Goals to the UN Secretary General and Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University
Michael Wilson, ADG Asia Bilateral Branch, AusAID
Sakiko Fukada-Parr, Professor of International Affairs, The New School, Graduate Program in International Affairs

Global Activation Advisory Panel

Chris Adams, former Chief Vision Officer at Participant Media
Craig Winkler, Founder of MYOB
Hugh Jackman, Actor
Joe Talcott, Head of News Ltd Group Marketing
Ken Costa, Chairman of VC Lazard Investment, London
Laurie Lee, Deputy Director of External Affairs, Gates Foundation
Michael Smellie, Chief Operating Officer of Sony BMG
Michael Wilson, ADG Asia Bilateral Branch, AusAID

Peter Murphy, former CEO of Levi Strauss Australia
Rebekah Campbell, Director of Scorpio Music

Thematic Content Advisors

David Bussau, Co-Founder of Opportunity International
Greg Thompson, Chairman of Transparency International
James Wicken, Head of Policy and Advocacy, WaterAid Australia
Joel Negin, Lecturer in International Public Health, University of Sydney
Kate Nethercott, Gender Specialist and former Gender Advisor to AusAID
Lucia Fry, Policy Officer, Global Campaign for Education
Michael D'Rosario, Lecturer in Economics & Finance Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University
Paul Deany, Advocacy Coordinator of CBM Australia

Production Advisors

Clare Robinson, Associate Partner of Mindshare
Clive Burcham, Founder of The Conscience Organisation
Daniel Street, Political Correspondent for Channel Nine News
Dominic Johnson, Director of Deliberate Solutions
Nick Boshier, Manager and Creative Producer of Lior
Tim Dixon, Senior economic advisor to Kevin Rudd
Tom Ballard, Comedian

Public Attitude Research Advisors

Kizzy Gandy, Doctoral candidate in political psychology and international relations, Australian National University
Dr Emma Thomas, Research Associate, Regulatory Institutions Network, Australian National University
Damon Jalili, Senior Research Executive, GA Research


This project is inspiring.

Hugh Jackman
Australian actor and Global Advisory Panel Member.

Contact the team

Click here to contact The Global Poverty Project Team.

We're impressed particularly by the very practical approach towards mobilising communities and policy makers around the world so that they can take practical and measureable steps to combat poverty.

Achmat Dangor,
CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation

We strongly support this initiative.

Salil Shetty,
Director, United Nations Millennium Campaign