Iain Nelson

Name: Iain Nelson
Location: London, United Kingdom
Role: Political Affairs Team Member

Fundraising Goal: £600

How did you get interested in global issues?
I became interested in global issues after taking part in the Gairloch-Malawi Partnership and EU Comenius project in school. I’ve always been interested in rights NGOs such as Amnesty and Human Rights Watch – and enjoyed reading National Geographic’s investigative articles worldwide.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I’ve always wanted to work in international development given the capacity the field offers to make tangible change in issues that affect most communities world wide, including my own village, as well as marginalised groups in society. I’m lucky to have had lots of opportunities and I’d like to use my position to better outcomes for other young people.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I speak Scottish Gaelic and Burmese. I love dogs – especially my wee Border Terrier – but am hated by almost all cats.

My Compassion/Humility List
I will do the following for any friends and family who donate in my honor.

  • £50 – Shave my beard into any style desired.
  • £70 – Chop you a 40kg box of firewood.
  • £100 – Be your personal chef for a day.


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“Having made tremendous strides on behalf of impoverished families throughout the world, I applaud The Borgen Project for its tireless commitment to ending global poverty. Through strategic advocacy and public education, you are helping to shape U.S. policy for the betterment of mankind. We are proud to be home to visionary groups like The Borgen Project. You represent the best of who we are as a state and as a people – insightful thinkers, proactive leaders and inspiring problem-solvers, who are committed to redefining what is possible and, ultimately, to changing the world.”

– Gov. Jay Inslee (WA)





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