“The impetus for change is often really in the hands of those on the margins and we need to gather alongside the marginalized and together find strategies for change. This is also my hope for this year. That we will nurture small but feisty and strong-minded people determined to shape a better life for all and to hold those in power to account,” Pearson continued.
“All over Africa ordinary people are really discovering their agency and we need in this New Year to encourage its flourishing. I see the three biggest issues for our advocacy and accompaniment being the issue of our vulnerable displaced persons in all categories, the issue of climate change and good governance that gives voice and justice to the poor,” he told Crux. “I am committed to this in 2020!”