Dilhani Wijeyesekera has a wealth of experience in global development in Africa and the UK, specialising in the areas of youth-leadership, gender, and racial justice. She has held senior roles within civil society and the foundation world, including Amnesty International, UNICEF and Restless Development; and has advised governments, UN agencies, and brands across her career, focusing on community and citizen-led models for change.
Right now, Dilhani is advising the set-up of a small number of strategic racial justice initiatives in the UK and globally focusing on scaling resource, collective care, and new leadership models. Prior to this, Dilhani was Head of Influence at Comic Relief, overseeing its government and public affairs strategy, and significant shifts in its strategy including investing directly across the globe, and progressive storytelling.
Dilhani currently serves as a board member of Doc Society and Pop Up Projects, and is a yoga, mindfulness and meditation teacher leading collective care programmes for communities working with trauma.