LIVE FEED: Global Philanthropy Forum Day 1

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Redefining Development: Global Goals, Citizen Solutions – 11:00-12:30pm:

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.

Introduction by Jane Wales, President and CEO, Global Philanthropy Forum and World Affairs Council, Vice President, The Aspen Institute

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

Goal: Ensure Sustainability: Preserving the Earth’s Biodiversity & Physiology – 1:15-2:30pm:

Patterns of economic growth, population migration and human settlement will place new pressures on nature’s resources. Degradation, bio-diversity loss and climate change are both a cause and a consequence of change. If unchecked, deforestation, soil and water depletion and fossil fuel emissions can have devastating effects, often disproportionally impacting those least responsible, and least able to adapt or respond. As nations set global goals, few can afford to wait for policy action. This panel will focus on citizen solutions that steward and replenish natural resources, incentivize preventive action and finance remediation.


Ingenuity Speakers:

Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang, Artists, One Plastic Beach, A Sustainable Art Collection

Remarks by Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development


Sandy Andelman, Chief Scientist, Conservation International

Carol Larson, President and CEO, The David and Lucile Packard FoundatioDavid Wilk, Lead Climate Change Specialist and Acting Chief in the Climate Change and Sustainability Division, Inter American Developmental Bank



[Moderator] Larry Brilliant, President and CEO, Skoll Global Threats Fund



Goal: Confer Dignity while Leveraging Demographic Change – 2:45-4:03pm:


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?

Ingenuity Speaker:

Wesley Grubbs, Founder, Pitch Interactive


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


Musical Performance – Eliyahu & The Qadim Ensemble – 7:45pm:

Acclaimed for their passionate performances, The Qadim Ensemble is comprised of accomplished and acclaimed musicians. The San Francisco based band has attracted a growing global audience who are responding to their authentic musicianship and timely message.

Led by Eliyahu Sills on the ney,  The Qadim Ensemble consists of Rachel Valfer Sills on oud and lead vocals, Faisal Zedan on Arabic percussion such as the darbukkah, riqq & daf,  and Geri Hegedus on Turkish baglama saz, divan saz, persian setar,  and oud.    The ensemble often includes special guests, such as Bouchaib Abdlehadi, Evan Fraser, and Jason Ranjit Parmer.

Qadim is a word found in both Arabic and Hebrew meaning ‘ancient’ as well as ‘that which will come.’   Their repertoire includes Arabic, Jewish, Turkish Sufi, Hebrew-Yemenite, Armenian, Ladino and Moroccan music, celebrating the common musical and spiritual heritage of the region’s cultures, while honoring the great diversity found within them.




Goal: Meeting the Universal Yearning for Dignity — The Case of the MENA Region – 8:15pm:

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



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