Ashish Prashar
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Ashish Prashar is a Vice President at DKC based out of New York City working primarily in the corporate, media and tech divisions. Ashish was most recently an Account Director at Mission PR and Head of Communications at Westbourne Communications, overseeing media campaigns for mophie, The Line, Battersea Power Station, Birmingham Airport and Hitachi.

Prior to that, Ashish was the Head of Media Relations at Ipsos MORI and was a Communications and Public affairs Manager at the Royal Society of Arts. Previously, he worked for the Conservative Party, where he handled communications for three members of the Shadow Cabinet. Other campaigns in his portfolio have included work for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in Sierra Leone, acting as a Press Secretary to the Mayor of London: Boris Johnson during his re-election campaign and worked on Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign.

Ashish is also a freelance writer for the Huffington Post and has interviewed the Mayor of London Boris Johnson, former Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson and conducted a Q&A with the former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. He graduated from the University of Westminster, London with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and happily resides in New York City.

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Immigration - Let Them In!!

(1) Comments | Posted 20 August 2013 | (08:39)

As Brits, the vast majority of us have grown up with immigrant friends who have personally made our lives richer. And as a nation we cheered on multi-ethnic Britain last summer as Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis stole the show during London 2012.

So it is sad...

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No More Excuses for Failure

(0) Comments | Posted 12 August 2013 | (15:10)

It is time black minority ethnics take responsibility for their own lives and stop making excuses.

Growing up, I made quite a few mistakes myself. Sometimes I wrote off my own failings as just another example of the world trying to keep a person from a...

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Time to Give Your Time and Mentor

(0) Comments | Posted 10 May 2013 | (09:33)

Bankers, journalists, reformed ex-prisoners and communication strategists are among some of the 100 people who have been enlisted by the Mayor of London to mentor some of the city's most vulnerable youngsters.

The mentors will tonight help launch the new initiative being led by Ray...

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International Aid: The Case for Innovation

(0) Comments | Posted 8 May 2013 | (12:52)

Africa has faced challenges ever since colonial powers withdrew, however, has never been in such good shape. It has vast natural resources, a fast-growing middle class and foreign direct investment flooding to the continent; Africa has some of the fastest-growing economies in the world.

The private sector has driven Africa's...

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In Defence of Aid

(2) Comments | Posted 27 February 2013 | (13:20)

John Kerry: "There is no longer anything foreign about foreign policy and America, there is also no longer anything foreign about foreign news. We will be stronger for 'connecting those dots'."

The next few months are crucial for the long-term future of international development policy and foreign...

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Four More Years - Signed, Sealed and Delivered

(0) Comments | Posted 7 November 2012 | (16:27)

The stakes four years ago were high, but in this election they were higher than in 2008, and perhaps more than ever before. On the eve of Election Day 2012, I predicted an Obama victory - I had worked on the ground in Pennsylvania during the 2008 election,...

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You gotta have faith!!

(0) Comments | Posted 4 October 2012 | (13:37)

Think of Sierra Leone and images of the Hollywood blockbuster 'Blood Diamond' come to mind - a film that, beneath its glamour, shows a country torn apart by the struggle between government soldiers and rebel forces. Coupled with the ferocious and desolate account of one of the many...

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Leadership, Not Aid, is the Key to Development

(0) Comments | Posted 13 March 2012 | (11:06)

Just under a year ago I volunteered for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in Sierra Leone, this experience taught me the value of leadership and how it is so integral to the success of development in Africa.

We often think of good leaders as people with vision,...

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