Khalid Malik: People First

Khalid Malik, director of the Human Development Report Office at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), discusses key messages and fundamental values portrayed in the Human Development Report.

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2014 GPF Conference- Day One Highlights

Watch select highlights from the first day of the Global Philanthropy Forum including shots from the musical performances and words from Jane Wales, Tsitsi Masiyawa, Khalid Malik, Sanjay Pradhan, Nancy Birdsall, Carol Larson, Myrna Atalla, Usama Fayyad and Kennedy Odede.

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2014 GPF Conference – Day Two Highlights

Watch select highlights from day two of the Global Philanthropy Forum. Hear from Sally Osberg, Jim Yong Kim, Wendy Kopp, Robert Gallucci, Shinichi Takemura, Reeta Roy, Fred Swaniker, Dr. Peter Eigen and Hakeem Belo-Osagie.

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2014 GPF Conference- Day Three Highlights

Watch select highlights from day three of the Global Philanthropy Forum including words from Clara Miller, Gro Bundtland, Aron Cramer, Nabil Fahmy, Jane Wales, Frederic Sicre, Patrick Dupuis, and Bruce McNamer and performances from the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and Gary Malkin.

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Leveraging Youth

Ashish Thakkar, Founder at Mara Group
Fred Swaniker, CEO at Africa Leadership Network
Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Executive Chairperson at Higher Life Foundation
Reeta Roy, President and CEO at The MasterCard Foundation

It is estimated that Africa’s youth population will rise from 133 million at the start of the century to 246 million by 2020. Most commentators point to the demand for another 74 million jobs over the next decade and bemoan the fact that unemployment, lack of opportunity and increasing social disparities can deepen poverty and foment social turmoil. But if prepared successfully, the creativity and potential of Africa’s youth can be levered to catalyze entrepreneurialism, leadership and new ideas. Panelists will explore approaches to the challenges faced by the coming generation and how demographic shifts can be turned into opportunities for economic growth and development.

Advancing Women and Girls

Yemeserach Belayneh, Mrs. at The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Theo Sowa, CEO at African Women’s Development Fund
Musimbi Kanyoro, President and CEO at Global Fund for Women

An empowered girl becomes an empowered woman who can contribute to a household, her community and society.  How are philanthropists and social investors challenging systems and attitudes to expand the opportunities available to women and girls on the continent?  What is philanthropy’s role in giving women greater voice, fostering leadership and enhancing their upward mobility in society and the workforce? This session will discuss the ways in which philanthropy can enhance opportunities for girls and improve the livelihoods of women, giving them the choice to realize their potential.


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