I'm Daniel Sinnathamby


I am a dedicated social-purpose professional with over 30 years of experience with international humanitarian and development agencies and networks. I have lived and worked in Asia and Africa implementing work in over 28 countries.

I am convinced all people should be able to participate in and benefit from the economic and development growth of their countries as citizens in a fair and transparent manner. I also believe we are at a time of intergenerational transitions where young people are taking on greater ownership and management of global issues and concerns. This conviction and belief drive my aspirations and work. I have committed myself to the realization of rights and entitlements, especially for women, girls, and young people. This includes enabling the effectiveness of institutions and movements which represent them. 

A description of my work and professional journey is on LinkedIn. I consider myself a cosmopolitan global citizen and an eclectic. I am imbued with an insatiable curiosity and awe, with great respect for artisans, designers, and creators. I love the written word and am convinced ’doodling’ is chicken soup for the soul.

I use human-centric design to influence conceptualization, thinking, and problem solving, and passionate this approach enhances our humanity. Together with fluidity of thinking and innovation, this has helped interact with and manage the challenges of a volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world.

I consider ‘doodling’ my form of meditation. It is immensely peaceful to draw the first line not knowing what will emerge when the doodle is complete. My affinity for contradictions in my doodles has been influenced by the Bauhaus Movement, Sendak, Dr. Seuss, Miro, and Stefan Bucher. I write mostly for myself and to emulate those who work the 26 letters of the alphabet into works of incandescent brilliance. I believe Dune by Frank Herbert is one of the most compelling books of my lifetime. My artwork and writing draw inspiration from technology, which helps enhance our interactions with the world, my love for anything that flies, and the beauty of human interaction.

All opinions expressed by me on this site are personal, and free from institutional affiliation. Wherever relevant and appropriate, I have acknowledged and credited cross-posted essays from other platforms and creators.