International Development

Purpose of the group


  • to ensure liaison between MSPs and organisations working in Scotland on international aid and development issues.
  • to raise awareness in Scotland of these issues and to provide a Scottish forum for discussion.
  • to promote stronger links between Scotland and international aid and development agencies.


  • to promote development education in Scotland.
  • to provide a forum for engagement with southern countries and those in economic transition on debt relief and the causes and consequences of poverty
  • to support Scottish organisations working in international aid and development programmes
  • to facilitate regular visits to Scotland by representatives of the international humanitarian agencies
  • to engage with minority residents in Scotland and to encourage their involvement in the work of the group.

Forthcoming meetings

Next meeting: 17 June 2014

This meeting, including AGM, will be held at 5.30pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4).


For further information on my work as Convenor of the CPG on International Development such as responses received to representations I've made following CPG meetings, please visit:



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members

Non MSP Individuals

Peter Griffiths

Finlay Moir

Michelagh O’Neil

Bashir Malik

Dorothy Logie

Roger Leakey

J.K. Robert England

Trish Hiddleston

Pat Hiddleston

Gerda Siann

Abiodun Anthony Olowoyeye

Neil Robertson

Dr Callum Henderson (Incoming Hon Consul for Rwanda)

Tracy Johnston

Pat Bryden

Jim R Copland

David Stevenson

Rt. Rev Brian Smith

Mark Osnowitz

Manuela Coletti

Carol Morton

Agnes Ngulube – Holmes

Hamish Goldie-Scott

Fiona Talcott

Elizabeth Cooper




Aid Effectiveness


Islamic Relief



Jubilee Scotland

The Salvation Army

University of Edinburgh


Heriot-Watt University


Scotland Malawi Partnership

The Leprosy Mission Scotland

Mercy Corps

The Vine Trust

Institute of Aquaculture

UNESCO Scotland

Institute for Energy Systems

One World Development

International Play Association

Imani Development

The Supoy chomphoo phuen foundation

World Development Movement

Sight Aid International


Challenges Worldwide

Scotlanka Network


The Commandery of St. Clair, No. S1, Scotland - The Knights Templar in Scotland (Ordo Supremus Militaris Templi Hierosolymitani)

Plan Vivo Foundation

Justice and Peace Scotland


Palcrafts / Hadeel

Association of Teachers and Lecturers (Scotland)

The James Hutton Institute

Dunira Strategy

Oxfam Scotland

Church of Scotland World Mission Council

Institute for International Health and Development (Queen Margaret University)

Centre for the Study of Religion (CSRP), University of St. Andrews


Centre for Sustainable International Development (University of Aberdeen)



Get involved

Next meeting:
17 June 2014


Tel: 0131 348 5753


Sarah Boyack MSP

Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 5753