Distinguished friends

Dr Dhananjayan (Danny) Sriskandarajah

Dr Dhananjayan (Danny) Sriskandarajah is secretary general and CEO of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, which has its headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. His previous posts include director of the Royal Commonwealth Society, interim director of the Commonwealth Foundation, and deputy director of the Institute for Public Policy Research.

Danny is the author of numerous reports and academic articles on international migration, and writes and appears regularly in the media on a range of topics. He sits on several boards, including those of the Baring Foundation, International Alert and Ockenden International, and has been a consultant to several international organisations. He holds a degree from the University of Sydney, and an MPhil and DPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. In 2012, he was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. Born in Sri Lanka and a national of Australia, Dr Sriskandarajah has lived and worked in five continents.