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A project of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, the Global Philanthropy Forum aims to build a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes, and to inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of their work. Through an annual conference, a summer seminar, special events and conference call programs, the GPF connects donors to issues; to effective strategies; to potential co-funding partners; and to emblematic agents of change from around the world. By building, and continually refreshing a lasting learning community, the GPF seeks to expand the number of philanthropists who will be strategic in pursuit of international causes. President and co-founder Jane Wales launched this effort in 2001 in partnership with leading Silicon Valley philanthropists who shared a conviction that individuals are not only capable of advancing human security, environmental stewardship, and improved quality of life, but that they must.

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A project of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, the Global Philanthropy Forum aims to build a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes, and to inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of their work. Through an annual conference, a summer seminar, special events and conference call programs, the GPF connects donors to issues; to effective strategies; to potential co-funding partners; and to emblematic agents of change from around the world. By building, and continually refreshing a lasting learning community, the GPF seeks to expand the number of philanthropists who will be strategic in pursuit of international causes. President and co-founder Jane Wales launched this effort in 2001 in partnership with leading Silicon Valley philanthropists who shared a conviction that individuals are not only capable of advancing human security, environmental stewardship, and improved quality of life, but that they must.

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Global Philanthropy Forum

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A project of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, the Global Philanthropy Forum aims to build a community of donors and social investors committed to international causes, and to inform, enable and enhance the strategic nature of their work. Through an annual conference, a summer seminar, special events and conference call programs, the GPF connects donors to issues; to effective strategies; to potential co-funding partners; and to emblematic agents of change from around the world. By building, and continually refreshing a lasting learning community, the GPF seeks to expand the number of philanthropists who will be strategic in pursuit of international causes. President and co-founder Jane Wales launched this effort in 2001 in partnership with leading Silicon Valley philanthropists who shared a conviction that individuals are not only capable of advancing human security, environmental stewardship, and improved quality of life, but that they must.

Rank #1: Disruptors and Decision Makers: It Takes Us All

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The international community has achieved its bold goal of cutting in half the number of individuals who were living in abject poverty at the time the Millennium Development Goals were set. Buoyed by this success, the World Bank has established an even more ambitious objective, and that is to end poverty by 2030. The United Nations will soon follow suit when it adopts the Sustainable Development Goals. Success will take extraordinary efforts, and the engagement of the public, private and charitable sectors, working in tandem to get the job done. Smart national policies have unleashed private capital flows, raising the GDP of fast growing economies. But in order for the benefits to be felt by the bottom 40% of the economic ladder, sound policy, strategic philanthropy and sustained, long-term investment will be required. Key to this effort will be the conquering of the jobs challenge by addressing the mismatch between the skills required for the jobs that await and the education and training currently available to the workforce of today and tomorrow. Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, leads an institution that seeks to "disrupt" the cycle of poverty. That is a shared goal of the entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors and policymakers who gather at the Global Philanthropy forum. WELCOME: Jane Wales, CEO, Global Philanthropy Forum and World Affairs Council; Vice President, The Aspen Institute @JaneWales In conversation with…• Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group @WorldBank• Moderator: Jane Wales @JaneWales For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Rank #2: Global Trends, Risks and Rewards — Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going?

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In order to have a clear understanding of global problems and their potential solutions, we need to examine the challenges within the context of broad economic, political, technological and environmental trends. This plenary will explore these trends and the risks and rewards associated with them — from the dangers linked to weak global governance and socio-economic inequality to the potential benefits of info-, bio- and nanotechnologies. WELCOME: Peter Robertson, Chairman, Board of Trustees, World Affairs Council@world_affairsREMARKS: Seán Cleary, Chairman, Strategic Concepts; Executive Vice Chair, Future World Foundation For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Rank #3: Harnessing the Power of Invention

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The catalyst of invention, especially when the resulting products can be scaled and applied in multiple settings, can be a powerful tool for improving the lives of people in both the developed and developing world. But what are the attributes of a great inventor? How might their innovations be put to the service of inclusive development? • Manu Prakash, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University @Stanford• Moderator: Carol Dahl, Executive Director, The Lemelson Foundation @LemelsonFdn For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Rank #4: Leveraging Market Systems for Good: Transforming Global Supply Chains and Protecting those Within

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Globalization has created opportunities to reach new customers in new markets and to source materials and even finished goods from all over the globe. But this increasing complexity of global operations presents considerable challenges with regard to supply chain management, requiring new strategies and systems for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of each employee. Addressing these issues is a priority for commercial actors. But others have an interest and a role to play. To combat modern-day slavery, policymakers have established norms and have enacted and enforced laws, and NGOs have partnered with businesses, working behind the scenes to audit their supply chains, while at the same time serving as public advocates.• Stella Dawson, Chief Correspondent, Governance and Anti-Corruption, Thomson Reuters Foundation @stelladawson• Justin Dillon, CEO, Made in a Free World @justindillon• Nina Smith, Executive Director, GoodWeave International @GoodWeave• Dan Viederman, CEO, Verité @Verite_DanV• Moderator: Randy Newcomb, President and CEO, Humanity United @randynewcomb REMARKS: Marcus Bleasdale, Documentary Photographer @marcusbleasdale For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Rank #5: Leveraging the Disruptive Power of the Internet

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The Internet is arguably the most disruptive technology of the last twenty-five years, impacting nearly every aspect of society for the 2.7 billion people who have access. It has dramatically changed the way we interact with each other and consume resources in both our personal and professional lives. But despite its rapid growth, approximately five billion people lack access to the Internet, and the protections when it comes to surveillance and privacy are inadequate. This plenary will explore issues of equity, of access, of safety and security when it comes to the Internet and information and communication technology (ICT) more broadly. What are the technologies and business models under development that will enable Internet access around the globe? What will be the key platforms and policies necessary for a quality user experience and full participation in the knowledge economy? And what is the role of ICT in the practice of philanthropy and in advancing shared social and environmental goals?   • Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director, Center on Privacy and Technology @alvarombedoya• Takunda Chingonzo, Co-founder, Neolab Technology and NeoEffect• Jeremy Malcolm, Senior Global Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation @EFF• Julia Stasch, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation @macfound• Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation @darrenwalker• Moderator: Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House @whitehouseostp For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Rank #6: Living Philanthropic Values; Maintaining a “Listening Ear”

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The spirit of giving and shared responsibility begins at a young age. And while children and young adults learn from their elders and early experiences, often it is we who learn from them. A “listening ear” is a gift throughout one’s life. It is the combination of our values, our experiences as well as theirs that can guide subsequent strategic choices, ensure an openness to risk and ignite a hunger for continued learning. This plenary will examine the transmission of philanthropic values within families, businesses, communities and society as a whole. And it will remind us all that we are still learning and teaching. • Michael Moniz, Co-founder, President and CEO, Circadence @Circadence• Kaylee Moniz, Philanthropist• Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps @PeaceCorpsDir• Peggy Dulany, Founder and Chair, Synergos @SynergosInst• Moderator: Phil Buchanan, President, The Center for Effective Philanthropy @philCEP For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Rank #7: Special Address: Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Special Address: Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland @tonyblairofficeModerator: Jane Wales @JaneWales For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Rank #8: Citizen Solution: Redefining Development

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Development is a data-rich field, and the experience of striving toward the Millennium Development Goals has added greatly to our knowledge, as have experiments with new hybrid models. Related fields, like behavioral economics, also yield important insights. And, if behavior is communication, data are words. More and more intergovernmental agencies, foundations and nonprofits are sharing their findings to contribute to field-wide knowledge. At the same time, national governments and local communities have experimented with and learned from cross-sectoral partnerships aimed at spurring innovation to meet development challenges. Novel methods such as these allow public and private development actors to join forces, set targets, and pursue strategies to achieve them. The most effective development strategies take the beneficiaries and their actions into account, allow for continuous feedback and capture the ingenuity of citizens from all walks of life. Rachel Glennerster, Executive Director, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Khalid Malik, Director, Human Development Report Office, United Nations Development Programme Sanjay Pradhan, Vice President for Change, Leadership and Innovation, The World Bank [Moderator] Marina Gorbis, Executive Director, Institute for the Future - See more at: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Feb 06 2015

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Rank #9: Citizen Solution: Redefining Leadership

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Global goals cannot be met if societies are divided, political opinion is polarized, core values are contested, deliberative processes are abandoned, and individual responsibility to the community is shirked. To capture the benefits and mitigate the dangers of fast-paced change, far-sighted and collaborative leadership will be required at all levels of society. Institutions and processes for decision-making will need to be built. Trust in these mechanisms for self-governance will need to be earned while communities must commit to maintaining the dignity of these institutions.  The requirements of leadership will include strategic focus, tactical agility, sure values and a commitment to continuous learning. Panelists will explore the qualities of ethical leadership and effective citizenship in an era characterized by change. And they will point to models for identifying, cultivating and supporting leaders of all ages, from all backgrounds, in all geographies.   Remarks by Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Chair, Etisalat   Discussion: Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Chair, Etisalat Peter Eigen, Founder and Chair of the Advisory Council, Transparency International Fred Swaniker, Founder and CEO, African Leadership Academy [Moderator] Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation - See more at: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Feb 06 2015

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Rank #10: Citizen Solution: Redefining Philanthropy: In Conversation with Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

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In September, Darren Walker became the tenth president of the Ford Foundation. Join us for a conversation about foundation’s influence on his life, the current environment for social change, his hopes for the foundation and his thoughts on how philanthropy is being redefined. Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation [Moderator] Jane Wales - See more at: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Feb 06 2015

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Harnessing the Power of Invention

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The catalyst of invention, especially when the resulting products can be scaled and applied in multiple settings, can be a powerful tool for improving the lives of people in both the developed and developing world. But what are the attributes of a great inventor? How might their innovations be put to the service of inclusive development? • Manu Prakash, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Stanford University @Stanford• Moderator: Carol Dahl, Executive Director, The Lemelson Foundation @LemelsonFdn For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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A Tri-sector Approach to Sustainable Development

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Through the collective efforts of the public, private and charitable sectors we’ve met the Millennium Development Goal of halving the proportion of people living in extreme poverty. But such shocks as pandemics, violent conflict and weather extremes have revealed the underlying fragility of societies, states and the poorest among their citizens. Building on the achievements of the MDGs, and the collaboration that made it possible, the United Nations will adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) later this year, laying out an integrated approach to development — one which includes such objectives as climate change mitigation and improved global health and suggests a tri-sector approach that involves not only governments and international development organizations, but also global corporations, corporate foundations, philanthropists, social investors and non-governmental organizations. What are the unique capabilities that each player brings to bear? And what are the distinctive burdens placed on each actor that hinders or helps their engagement in international development work? The MDGs started the process. It will take us all to complete it.            • Alessandro Carlucci, Former CEO, Natura @naturanet• Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor to the Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations @UN• Janice Mwendameru, Trustee, Safaricom Foundation @SafaricomFDN• Moderator: Glen Galaich, CEO, The Philanthropy Workshop @ggalaich For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Living Philanthropic Values; Maintaining a “Listening Ear”

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The spirit of giving and shared responsibility begins at a young age. And while children and young adults learn from their elders and early experiences, often it is we who learn from them. A “listening ear” is a gift throughout one’s life. It is the combination of our values, our experiences as well as theirs that can guide subsequent strategic choices, ensure an openness to risk and ignite a hunger for continued learning. This plenary will examine the transmission of philanthropic values within families, businesses, communities and society as a whole. And it will remind us all that we are still learning and teaching. • Michael Moniz, Co-founder, President and CEO, Circadence @Circadence• Kaylee Moniz, Philanthropist• Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director, Peace Corps @PeaceCorpsDir• Peggy Dulany, Founder and Chair, Synergos @SynergosInst• Moderator: Phil Buchanan, President, The Center for Effective Philanthropy @philCEP For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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A Competition Between Systems: Good Governance or Corruption

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In the face of the pressures of fast paced change, systems of governance can be transparent and accountable, or opaque and corrupt, a choice that carries with it grave consequences for states, societies and citizens. What role can philanthropy, private enterprise and civil society play in enabling the former and calling out the latter, holding leaders to account? • Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation @Mo_IbrahimFdn   • Hadeel Ibrahim, Executive Director, Mo Ibrahim Foundation @Mo_IbrahimFdn   • Moderator: Jane Wales @JaneWales For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Building Capacity: Strengthening Health Systems

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The outbreak and rapid spread of Ebola in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia offer a tragic example of how endemic poverty magnifies the danger, exacerbates its effects, complicates the response and increases the suffering. Had health systems been stronger, the disease might have been contained, its victims treated and society protected. This plenary will examine the elements of resilient healthcare infrastructure — from human resources to physical facilities to societal trust — that can help combat disease epidemics and other health risks. And speakers will highlight innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of both communicable and non-communicable diseases, especially those that have proven successful in remote or underserved communities.  KEYNOTE CONVERSATION: Tom Frieden, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention @DrFriedenCDC(via interactive video)• Ian Crozier, Infectious Diseases Specialist• Jacob Gayle, Vice President, Medtronic Philanthropy @MDTPhilanthropy• Rajesh Panjabi, Co-founder and CEO, Last Mile Health @rajpanjabi• Moderator: Steve Davis, President and CEO, PATH @SteveDavisPATH For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Global Trends, Risks and Rewards — Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going?

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In order to have a clear understanding of global problems and their potential solutions, we need to examine the challenges within the context of broad economic, political, technological and environmental trends. This plenary will explore these trends and the risks and rewards associated with them — from the dangers linked to weak global governance and socio-economic inequality to the potential benefits of info-, bio- and nanotechnologies. WELCOME: Peter Robertson, Chairman, Board of Trustees, World Affairs Council@world_affairsREMARKS: Seán Cleary, Chairman, Strategic Concepts; Executive Vice Chair, Future World Foundation For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Special Address: Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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Special Address: Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister, Great Britain and Northern Ireland @tonyblairofficeModerator: Jane Wales @JaneWales For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Catalyzing Private Capital Flows for Development

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Private capital flows have played an increasingly important role in fueling growth in such emerging markets as Nigeria, India, Indonesia and South Africa. How do we increase the movement of private capital to growth markets and leverage these funds to maximize their development impact? What government policies and programs are required to assure that there is income growth among the poorer 40 percent? And how can philanthropy partner with large, private investors to promote inclusive development?• Frederic Sicre, Managing Director, The Abraaj Group @fsicre • Gavin Wilson, CEO, IFC Asset Management Company @IFC_org • Christianna Wood, Chairman of the Board, Global Reporting Initiative; Former CEO, Capital Z Asset Management @GRI_Secretariat • Moderator: Jane Nelson, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative, Harvard Kennedy School; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution @Kennedy_School For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Leveraging Market Systems for Good: Transforming Global Supply Chains and Protecting those Within

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Globalization has created opportunities to reach new customers in new markets and to source materials and even finished goods from all over the globe. But this increasing complexity of global operations presents considerable challenges with regard to supply chain management, requiring new strategies and systems for ensuring the safety and wellbeing of each employee. Addressing these issues is a priority for commercial actors. But others have an interest and a role to play. To combat modern-day slavery, policymakers have established norms and have enacted and enforced laws, and NGOs have partnered with businesses, working behind the scenes to audit their supply chains, while at the same time serving as public advocates.• Stella Dawson, Chief Correspondent, Governance and Anti-Corruption, Thomson Reuters Foundation @stelladawson• Justin Dillon, CEO, Made in a Free World @justindillon• Nina Smith, Executive Director, GoodWeave International @GoodWeave• Dan Viederman, CEO, Verité @Verite_DanV• Moderator: Randy Newcomb, President and CEO, Humanity United @randynewcomb REMARKS: Marcus Bleasdale, Documentary Photographer @marcusbleasdale For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Disruptors and Decision Makers: It Takes Us All

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The international community has achieved its bold goal of cutting in half the number of individuals who were living in abject poverty at the time the Millennium Development Goals were set. Buoyed by this success, the World Bank has established an even more ambitious objective, and that is to end poverty by 2030. The United Nations will soon follow suit when it adopts the Sustainable Development Goals. Success will take extraordinary efforts, and the engagement of the public, private and charitable sectors, working in tandem to get the job done. Smart national policies have unleashed private capital flows, raising the GDP of fast growing economies. But in order for the benefits to be felt by the bottom 40% of the economic ladder, sound policy, strategic philanthropy and sustained, long-term investment will be required. Key to this effort will be the conquering of the jobs challenge by addressing the mismatch between the skills required for the jobs that await and the education and training currently available to the workforce of today and tomorrow. Dr. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, leads an institution that seeks to "disrupt" the cycle of poverty. That is a shared goal of the entrepreneurs, philanthropists, investors and policymakers who gather at the Global Philanthropy forum. WELCOME: Jane Wales, CEO, Global Philanthropy Forum and World Affairs Council; Vice President, The Aspen Institute @JaneWales In conversation with…• Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group @WorldBank• Moderator: Jane Wales @JaneWales For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Coming Together to Support Communities in Times of Crisis

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Crisis situations — from acute shocks to chronic stresses — often illuminate each sector’s skills, pressures, requirements and need for nuance. For example, philanthropy’s flexibility and ability to act fast allows it to play a unique role in supporting individual communities through hard times. The private sector’s capacity to create and leverage innovative technologies and distribute goods and services can help rebuild cities. And finally, governments play a vital role by setting standards, establishing policies, mobilizing resources and coordinating action. It is during crises that cross-sector collaboration becomes truly imperative. And it is only through integrated prevention and response strategies that long-term resilience can be achieved.  • António Guterres, High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations @UN• Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO, Mercy Corps @nealkg• Olara Otunnu, President, Uganda People's Congress; President, LBL Foundation for Children • Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director, National Security Council @NSCPress• Moderator: Zia Khan, Vice President for Initiatives and Strategy, The Rockefeller Foundation @ZiaKhanNYC For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Leveraging the Disruptive Power of the Internet

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The Internet is arguably the most disruptive technology of the last twenty-five years, impacting nearly every aspect of society for the 2.7 billion people who have access. It has dramatically changed the way we interact with each other and consume resources in both our personal and professional lives. But despite its rapid growth, approximately five billion people lack access to the Internet, and the protections when it comes to surveillance and privacy are inadequate. This plenary will explore issues of equity, of access, of safety and security when it comes to the Internet and information and communication technology (ICT) more broadly. What are the technologies and business models under development that will enable Internet access around the globe? What will be the key platforms and policies necessary for a quality user experience and full participation in the knowledge economy? And what is the role of ICT in the practice of philanthropy and in advancing shared social and environmental goals?   • Alvaro Bedoya, Executive Director, Center on Privacy and Technology @alvarombedoya• Takunda Chingonzo, Co-founder, Neolab Technology and NeoEffect• Jeremy Malcolm, Senior Global Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation @EFF• Julia Stasch, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation @macfound• Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation @darrenwalker• Moderator: Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation, Office of Science and Technology Policy, The White House @whitehouseostp For more information please visit: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Jul 27 2015

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Goal: Meeting the Universal Yearning for Dignity – The Case of the MENA Region

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Empowered with new technology and connectivity, more citizens of the MENA region are taking ownership of their individual lives and demanding accountability from governments. But political instability and violent conflict continue to disrupt societies and progress is difficult to achieve. The desire for political freedom, economic opportunity and gender equity is part of a strong yearning for dignity. This lack of dignity is a crucial challenge in MENA and elsewhere; it is also a moment of great opportunity to drive change.  What role do respect and dignity play in inclusive development, particularly in this region? Myrna Atalla, Executive Director, Alfanar Usama Fayyad, Executive Chairman, Oasis500 Zahra’ Langhi, Co-founder, Libyan Women’s Platform for Peace [Moderator] Barbara Ibrahim, Founding Director, John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement - See more at: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Feb 06 2015

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In Conversation: Laurene Powell Jobs and Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-founder, Teach for All

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Wendy Kopp is an example of the rare social entrepreneur who had success in scaling her first model with Teach for America, and is now charting new and important endeavors addressing education inequities on a global stage. We will hear insights on transitioning leadership, how to begin a new enterprise after reaching key milestones and creating effective program models for working on a global scale. Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-founder, Teach For All [Moderator] Laurene Powell Jobs, Founder and Chair, Emerson Collective - See more at: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Feb 06 2015

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Learning About Learning: In Conversation with Robert Gallucci and Reeta Roy

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Two years ago, The MasterCard Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation joined forces with several organizations to spur innovation in secondary education in developing countries. Through support for projects that explore critical questions, pilot new approaches and scale proven models, the Partnership to Strengthen Innovation and Practice in Secondary Education (PSIPSE) demonstrates the power philanthropy can play in bringing together diverse entities to address complex social challenges. In a lively conversation, the presidents of these two foundations will elaborate on their experience and its implications for their thinking on shared learning, resource leveraging and leadership. Robert Gallucci, President, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation   Reeta Roy, President and CEO, The MasterCard Foundation [Moderator] Jane Wales  - See more at: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Feb 06 2015

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Citizen Solution: Redefining Service and Society

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As we explore the process of redefining development, philanthropy and leadership, we recognize that these new definitions are made real by individuals who choose to serve. As technology helps us erase borders and focus on our common humanity, these pioneering individuals serve their neighbors, communities, nations and, increasingly, the world. How do we ensure that as young people grow up, they become caring individuals who are committed to serve society? One answer can come from government leaders who can create or enhance opportunities to serve, and establish the expectation that citizens do so. We will hear from the former heads of state of Ghana and Norway about ways in which they redefined service in their respective nations, and continue to do so. What are their visions for improving collaboration between governments and ingenious citizens to further the goals of inclusive development? Gro Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of Norway [Moderator] Jane Wales  - See more at: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Feb 06 2015

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In Conversation: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim

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After Dr. Kim became president in July 2012, the World Bank Group established two goals: ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity for the bottom 40 percent of the population in developing countries. Join us for a dialogue with President Kim, whose perspective is integral to both setting and meeting global development goals (via interactive video). Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank Group [Moderator] Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy - See more at: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Feb 06 2015

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Goal: Conferring Dignity while Leveraging Demographic Change

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The world’s population is projected to rise to more than 9 billion by 2050. While the combination of low fertility and improved long-term health is shifting the burden for financial social services to a dwindling percentage of the workforce in the rich world, the young population is moving to cities at an ever growing rate throughout much of the world. This pattern of migration and settlement is stretching the capacity of governing institutions and nature’s resources. At the same time, this youthful population is tech-savvy, connected, and eager to contribute to a wave of innovation in web-based enterprise, as well as benefit from improved delivery of public sector services. Will demography be destiny? Or can the energies, talents and leadership skills of this youthful population be leveraged for the common good? And will the potential contributions of women and previously marginalized groups be maximized? Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Executive Chairperson, Higher Life Foundation   Kennedy Odede, Founder and CEO, Shining Hope for Communities Toby Porter, Chief Executive, HelpAge International [Moderator] David Bloom, Clarence James Gamble Professor of Economics and Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health - See more at: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Feb 06 2015

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In Conversation: Egyptian Foreign Minister, Nabil Fahmy

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Nabil Fahmy, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arab Republic of Egypt, discusses how the government of Egypt is negotiating civil and political unrest, and how the country will move forward as a democratic nation.  Nabil Fahmy, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arab Republic of Egypt [Moderator]  Jane Wales - See more at: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Feb 06 2015

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Citizen Solution: Redefining Leadership

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Global goals cannot be met if societies are divided, political opinion is polarized, core values are contested, deliberative processes are abandoned, and individual responsibility to the community is shirked. To capture the benefits and mitigate the dangers of fast-paced change, far-sighted and collaborative leadership will be required at all levels of society. Institutions and processes for decision-making will need to be built. Trust in these mechanisms for self-governance will need to be earned while communities must commit to maintaining the dignity of these institutions.  The requirements of leadership will include strategic focus, tactical agility, sure values and a commitment to continuous learning. Panelists will explore the qualities of ethical leadership and effective citizenship in an era characterized by change. And they will point to models for identifying, cultivating and supporting leaders of all ages, from all backgrounds, in all geographies.   Remarks by Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Chair, Etisalat   Discussion: Hakeem Belo-Osagie, Chair, Etisalat Peter Eigen, Founder and Chair of the Advisory Council, Transparency International Fred Swaniker, Founder and CEO, African Leadership Academy [Moderator] Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation - See more at: http://philanthropyforum.org/conference/

Feb 06 2015

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