Rethinking global philanthropy:
Can philanthropy bridge the development gap?

GENEVA October, 12th, 2017
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Rethinking global philanthropy:
Can philanthropy bridge the development gap?

Le Monde Afrique
LE TEMPS site d'information Suisse
graduate institute Geneva

Never before in history have we seen so much philanthropic money being spread to improve the state of the world. Who are the leaders and innovators of this new philanthropy? What is its impact on developing countries?

This forum will gather, during a full day, more than 20 high level speakers – philanthropists, entrepreneurs, leaders, academic and development experts- so as to debate about the main innovations, successes but also limits of today’s “philanthrocapitalism”. A particular focus will be brought to the African continent, which concentrates both the world’s greatest challenges and hopes.

October 12, 2017 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

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Rethinking global philanthropy:
Can philanthropy bridge the development gap?

9am -12:30pm: Morning session: What’s new? Global philanthropy new faces, tools and ideas.

8:45am: Performance: Marlène Donkeng, Singer & Composer

9:00am- 9:10am : Welcome addresses

  • Welcome address: Philippe Burrin, Director, The Graduate Institute Geneva
  • Opening of the forum: le Temps and le Monde
  • Official greetings: Anja Wyden Guelpa, Chancellor, State of Geneva

9:10am - 9:30am: Opening keynote: Rethinking global philanthropy. From an unexpected young African perspective

Uzodinma Iweala, Writer, editor and medical doctor

9:30am - 10:00am: The missing development trillions: will philanthropists foot the bill?

  • Marcos Neto, director, UNDP International Center for Private Sector in Development
  • David Evans, Chief of Global Philanthropy, UNICEF
  • Moderation: Heba Aly, Director, Irin News

10:00am - 10:45am: Conversation: Legacy philanthropy vs next gen philanthropists: A true revolution

  • Ariane de Rothschild, CEO, Edmond de Rothschild Group
  • David Goldberg, CEO, the Founders’ Pledge
  • Moderation: Sylvain Besson, Deputy editor-in-chief, Le Temps

10:45am - 11:30am: Presentation followed by a discussion: Big data or big bets: how to spend it

  • Michael Faye, Co-founder, GiveDirectly and Segovia Technology
  • Chantal Nicod, Chief for West Africa division, Swiss Development Cooperation
  • Moderation: Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of Development Economics, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

11:30am- 12:30am: Debate: The business of giving: can philanthro-capitalism and impact investing seriously make a difference?

  • Laureen Kouassi, Head of West Africa, Amethis finance
  • Liisa Petrikowska, CEO, Ignitia
  • Fabio Segura, Head of international programmes, Jacobs Foundation
  • Alison Bukhari, UK Director, Educate Girls
  • Moderation: Ugo Panizza, Professor of Economics, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

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12:45 pm - 2pm : Lunch Break
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2pm- 6pm: Is philanthropy« making the world a better place »? 

2:00pm - 2:15pm: Performance: Marlène Donkeng, Singer & Composer

2:15pm - 2:45pm: 15 things you didnt’ know about global philanthropy

  • Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre
  • Bathylle Missika, Head of Partnerships and Networks, OECD Development Centre

2:45pm - 4:00pm: Talks followed by a conversation: « It’s the impact, stupid »

  • Masterclass: Kevin Starr, Executive Director, Mulago Foundation: Go big or go home
  • Masterclass: Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics, Northwestern University and founder, Innovation for Poverty Action: Goldilocks
  • Conversation: Dean Karlan and Kevin Starr
  • Moderation: Heather Grady, Vice-President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

    4:00pm- 5:15pm: Conversation: From Africa, with love: are african philanthropists the new kids in town

    • Masterclass: Ashish Thakkar, founder and CEO, Mara Group and Foundation
    • Conversation: Firoz Ladak, CEO, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, and Ashish J. Thakkar, Founder, Mara Group and Mara Foundation 
    • Moderation: Serge Michel, Editor-in-chief, le Monde Afrique 

    5:15pm- 5:30pm: Closing Keynote: Making the world a better place, one philanthropist at a time

    • Keyvan Ghavami, Founder, Act on your Future 

     

    9am -12:30pm: Morning session: What’s new? Global philanthropy new faces, tools and ideas.

    8:45am: Performance: Marlène Donkeng, Singer & Composer

    9:00am- 9:10am : Welcome addresses

    • Welcome address: Philippe Burrin, Director, The Graduate Institute Geneva
    • Opening of the forum: le Temps and le Monde
    • Official greetings: Anja Wyden Guelpa, Chancellor, State of Geneva

    9:10am - 9:30am: Opening keynote: Rethinking global philanthropy. From an unexpected young African perspective

    Uzodinma Iweala, Writer, editor and medical doctor

    9:30am - 10:00am: The missing development trillions: will philanthropists foot the bill?

    • Marcos Neto, director, UNDP International Center for Private Sector in Development
    • David Evans, Chief of Global Philanthropy, UNICEF
    • Moderation: Heba Aly, Director, Irin News

    10:00am - 10:45am: Conversation: Legacy philanthropy vs next gen philanthropists: A true revolution

    • Ariane de Rothschild, CEO, Edmond de Rothschild Group
    • David Goldberg, CEO, the Founders’ Pledge
    • Moderation: Sylvain Besson, Deputy editor-in-chief, Le Temps

    10:45am - 11:30am: Presentation followed by a discussion: Big data or big bets: how to spend it

    • Michael Faye, Co-founder, GiveDirectly and Segovia Technology
    • Chantal Nicod, Chief for West Africa division, Swiss Development Cooperation
    • Moderation: Gilles Carbonnier, Professor of Development Economics, The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

    11:30am- 12:30am: Debate: The business of giving: can philanthro-capitalism and impact investing seriously make a difference?

    • Laureen Kouassi, Head of West Africa, Amethis finance
    • Liisa Petrikowska, CEO, Ignitia
    • Fabio Segura, Head of international programmes, Jacobs Foundation
    • Safeena Husain, CEO, Educate Girls
    • Moderation: Ugo Panizza, Professor of Economics, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

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    12:45 pm - 2pm : Lunch Break
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    2pm- 6pm: Is philanthropy« making the world a better place »? 

    2:00pm - 2:15pm: Performance: Marlène Donkeng, Singer & Composer

    2:15pm - 2:45pm: 15 things you didnt’ know about global philanthropy

    • Mario Pezzini, Director, OECD Development Centre
    • Bathylle Missika, Head of Partnerships and Networks, OECD Development Centre

    2:45pm - 4:00pm: Talks followed by a conversation: « It’s the impact, stupid »

    • Masterclass: Kevin Starr, Executive Director, Mulago Foundation: Go big or go home
    • Masterclass: Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics, Northwestern University and founder, Innovation for Poverty Action: Goldilocks
    • Conversation: Dean Karlan and Kevin Starr: "It's the impact, stupid"
    • Moderation: Heather Grady, Vice-President, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

      4:00pm- 5:15pm: Conversation: From Africa, with love: are african philanthropists the new kids in town

      • Masterclass: Ashish Thakkar, founder and CEO, Mara Group and Foundation
      • Conversation: Ashish J. Thakkar and Firoz Ladak, CEO, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations
      • Moderation: Serge Michel, Editor-in-chief, le Monde Afrique 

      5:15pm- 5:30pm: Closing Keynote: Making the world a better place, one philanthropist at a time

      • Keyvan Ghavami, Act on your future 

      OPENING OF THE REGISTRATIONS: SEPTEMBER, 8th, 2017

      ACCESS & USEFUL INFORMATION

      Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

      Maison de la Paix, Geneva

      HRH Princess Lamia Al Saud

      Secretary General, Alwaleed Philanthropies: HRH Princess Lamia Al Saud is the Secretary General and member of the Board of Trustees at Alwaleed Philanthropies.

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      Anja Wyden Guelpa

      Chancellor of the State of Geneva: Anja Wyden Guelpa was the first woman elected as Chancellor of State in Geneva in 2009, and she was reelected in 2013 for a second term…

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      Ariane de Rothschild

      Chairwoman, Group Executive Committee, Edmond de Rothschild Group : Baroness Ariane de Rothschild is a French citizen, was born in San Salvador and grew up in Latin America and in Africa…

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      Ashish J.Thakkar

      Founder, Mara Group and the Mara Foundation: Ashish J. Thakkar is the Founder of Mara Group and Mara Foundation. He is also the co-founder of Atlas Mara…

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      Chantal Nicod

      Chantal Nicod is at present Head of the West Africa Division of the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC)…

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      Cherie Blair

      Wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, leading lawyer and committed campaigner for women’s rights…

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      Dean Karlan

      Professor of Economics and Founder of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), Yale University: Dean Karlan is Professor of Economics at Yale University and Founder of IPA. ..

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      Firoz Ladak

      CEO, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations: Since 2005, Firoz Ladak is the CEO of the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations…

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      Gilles Carbonnier

      Gilles Carbonnier is professor of development economics and director of studies at the Graduate Institute…

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      Heather Grady

      Vice Président, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors: Heather Grady is a Vice President in the San Francisco office of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors…

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      Heba Aly

      Heba runs one of the world’s leading sources of original, field-based journalism about humanitarian crises…

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      Kevin Starr

      Kevin Starr directs the Mulago Foundation and is the founder and director of the Rainer Arnhold Fellows Program…

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      Laureen Kouassi-Olsson

      Head of Amethis West Africa: Laureen Kouassi-Olsson is Head of Amethis’ West Africa office, Financial Institutions Head and Investment Director at Amethis…

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      Liisa Petrykowska

      Founder and CEO, Ignitia: Liisa is an atmospheric physicist that thought it was about time to develop a weather forecast for tropical regions…

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      Marcos Athias Neto, Brazil

      Marcos is the Director of the IICPSD, UNDP’s global policy center tasked with leading the organization’s strategic work with the private sector and foundations globally

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      Mario Pezzini

      Directeur, Centre de développement de l’OCDE : Before joining the Development Centre in 2010, Mario Pezzini held several senior management positions in the OECD, where he has been working since 1995…

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      Max Bankole Jarrett

      Max has over twenty-six years of professional experience in the field of political and socio-economic affairs as an international broadcaster…

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      Michael Faye

      Co-fondateur, GiveDirectly and Segovia Technology: Michael Faye is the co-founder of GiveDirectly and Segovia Technology, which is making it easier for organizations to pay anyone, anytime…

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      Safeena Husain

      Safeena Husain is the Founder and Executive Director of Educate Girls, an NGO working for girls’ education in some of the most educationally backward districts of India…

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      Serge Michel

      Reporter at large, le Monde, and editor-in-chief, le Monde Afrique: Michel has worked as a journalist in Switzerland, Iran, the Balkans and Africa.

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      Sylvain Besson

      Deputy Editor-in-chief, Le Temps : Sylvain Besson, 47, is an investigative journalist and deputy editor-in-chief of the Swiss daily newspaper le Temps…

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      Ugo Panizza

      Professor of economics, The Graduate Institute : Ugo Panizza is Professor of Economics and Pictet Chair at the Graduate Institute, Geneva…

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      Uzodinma Chukuka Iweala

      Auteur, réalisateur et médecin: Uzodinma Iweala est un auteur primé, réalisateur et médecin. Il a fondé et dirige Ventures Africa Magazine…

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      Organisers

      Le Monde Afrique
      LE TEMPS site d'information Suisse
      graduate institute Geneva

      Strategic partners

      Cartier Charitable Foundation
      Edmond de Rothschild Foundations
      SDG Philanthropy Platform

      Sponsors

      Alwaleed Philanthropies
      Etat de Genève
      Alwaleed Philanthropies

      Official carrier

      Etat de Genève

      Knowledge partners

      Swiss Foundations
      Foundation Center
      UNDP
      Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
      Wise
      Wise

      Media Partner

      Stanford social innovation revieuw

      Contributors

      Alwaleed Philanthropies

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