#NGOs4Africa Campaign, 9 July - 27 August 2018

David Barnard on his #NGOs4Africa Campaign

#NGOs4Africa Campaign, 9 July - 27 August 2018

I have been participating in extreme desert running events around the world since 2010 to raise money, support and awareness for social causes and campaigns in Africa. My next desert race is the 250km Fire and Ice Ultra from 27 August - 1 September 2018 in Iceland, and if successful, I will become the first African to complete a multi-stage desert race on all seven continents.

I am dedicating my participation in this race not to a single cause or organisation, but to the African NGO sector in general.

As of today, for the next 50 days until the start of the race on 27 August 2018, I will implement the #NGOs4Africa Campaign which will consist of the following components:

  • Publishing profiles of 50 African NGOs that I have admired, supported or worked with over the years;
  • Publishing 20 guest articles by NGO leaders and experts about critical challenges and opportunities facing NGOs in Africa;
  • Publishing 15 articles about people using sport to raise awareness and support for good causes in Africa;
  • Publishing regular updates about my training and preparations for the race, including updates about the #NGOs4Africa campaign.

All these NGO profiles and articles will be published on my blog - https://desert2desert4socialcauses.com - and other online platforms, and promoted via social media, while I will also participate in various media interviews (e.g. television, radio, print, etc.) in support of my campaign.


We wish David well on his challenging journey!