Mark Weston
Mark Weston

Mark Weston is a writer and policy adviser specialising in international development. He has lived in South Africa, Ghana and India, and has worked with some of the world's leading academics and development agencies. He has advised the UK government on the security threat posed by West Africa, and the Nigerian government on ways to harness the potential of the country's youth. He co-wrote Solving the Riddle of Globalisation and Development (Routledge 2008), and his collaborations with Harvard University, the London School of Economics and the University of California on the links between poverty, gender, education and health have featured in the world's top academic journals. He is a contributor to Global Dashboard, the foreign affairs blog.

When he is not roaming the wilds of Africa, Mark divides his time between Spain and England. His Twitter username is @markweston19.



Books by Mark Weston

Ringtone and the Drum, The

Travels in the World's Poorest Countries

Oct 2012

Life, death and a brush with insanity in Africa's wild, forgotten West.

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