Roxane.Philson

Roxane is the global creative director at ONE. She first joined ONE as deputy European director and senior director of global campaigns in 2006. Before arriving at the organization, she served as communications manager for Oxfam's Campaigns and Policy Division. She holds a degree in Politics and social and economic history from York University.

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What’s sweet potatoes got to do with it?

What’s sweet potatoes got to do with it?

ONE Global Creative Director Roxane Philson explains why sweet potatoes are superheroes in the fight against child malnutrition. Earlier today, Colin Farrell sent an email to hundreds of thousands of ONE members asking them to do one thing: Urge world leaders to make commitments to reduce chronic child malnutrition for 25 mil......
Taking it to the street: The ONE Street Tweeter

Taking it to the street: The ONE Street Tweeter

One of the biggest creative challenges we face is finding ways to adequately express the spirit and strength of our amazing membership — And more than this, to maximize the impact of member voices to push for the positive changes we are all seeking to achieve. Combine this scenario with a message-saturated G8 Summit and......
New animated video: ‘A Future Free from Famine’

New animated video: ‘A Future Free from Famine’

ONE Global Creative Director Roxane Philson shares a behind-the-scenes look at our new video, “A Future Free from Famine.” Tell her what you think in the comments below. Today we are releasing a new animated video, “A Future Free from Famine,” to show that with the right investments, it is possible to ......

Homeward bound

How to sum up the last three days in Europe? Stamina. Not mine, but Bill Gates’… It’s unreal. He flew in overnight on Sunday, and in just two and a half days travelled to three cities, delivered three powerful Living Proof presentations, lobbied Presidents, Chancellors, and Ministers, gave numerous media int......

Youth messengers share the Living Proof in Germany

This morning I traveled with 20 ‘ONE Youth Messengers’ to Bellevue Schloss, the official residence of the German President, to meet with President Wulff and Bill Gates and launch a new program to Share the Proof with other young people in Germany. ONE Youth Messengers The Youth Messengers are a truly inspiring group – m......

Sometimes it’s the unexpected things that are the most powerful

Last night ONE hosted a Living Proof event in Paris event aimed at convincing French politicians that development is worth their investment, and that they should stick to their promise of reaching 0.7% of Gross National Income on development assistance by 2015. As I mentioned in my first blog in this series, if Living Proof&h......

VIDEO: Bill Gates, graffiti and Living Proof in Paris

Today, Bill Gates met up with local ONE members in Paris to help raise awareness for our Living Proof campaign through street art. ONE staffer Roxane Philson reports. As a ONE member, you can never be sure what you’ll be doing in the name of fighting extreme poverty — it can have some funny twists.…...

Share the Proof

It’s nice to get some good news every now and again… to be reminded of why our efforts are having impact on saving and improving real lives. This week, with the help of Bill and Melinda Gates, we launched Living Proof – and I’d love you to take a look at some films if you…...

Submit your questions to Bill and Melinda Gates

Too often we don’t hear about the progress being made in the poorest parts of the world; as a result it’s easy to think that nothing is changing. This is why on 18 October we are launching Living Proof – a campaign that tells of the incredible progress being achieved by people in developing countries.…...

1 Goal

The greatest football tournament in the world gets underway tomorrow. I can’t wait. I only wish my team (England) was on slightly better form, but I’m still hopeful! There is also something positive we can do to create a lasting legacy that could see millions more kids receive an education… South African President J......

Great News! EU approves 760 million Euros!

Late Friday night, the EU finally agreed to provide 1 billion Euros of funding to struggling farmers in the developing world. Best of all, after crunching the numbers it looks like 76% of this funding will be new development assistance above and beyond what these countries currently give. Congratulations to the 15,000 Europea......