Ai advised the Hon. Minister Dr Husn Banu Ghazanfar on her visit to London in December 2010 and arranged for her to brief the media, British Ministers and Shadow Cabinet members, think-tanks and NGOs about the achievements of her Ministry for Women’s Affairs, and the priorities and challenges facing the Ministry.
In November 2010 city mayors and leaders from across the globe came together in Mexico City to discuss the big crises and challenges facing cities and communities, looked ahead to the City of 2030.
As part of his ongoing work as a founder of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), Ai's Director Jeremy Smith served on the technical committee for the Guangzhou Award for Urban Innovation, highlighting cities who have excelled in urban innovation.
Ai's Director Jeremy Smith was invited to Haiti as part of an international local government mission to help reconstruct a functioning local government system in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake.
Jeremy Smith was the main author of "Decentralised development cooperation - European perspectives", a publication designed to showcase the role, cost-effectiveness and value of partnerships between cities, towns and regions in Europe with their counterparts in lower-income countries.
Ai was commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to review the state of pro-poor advocacy in low income countries .
At the invitation of Queen Rania of Jordan, Ai's director Ann Pettifor joined a task force advising the Queen on a strategy to build bridges between women and children in the Middle East and the West.