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
  • 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 - 2:10pm: Performance: Marlène Donkeng, Singer & Composer

2:10pm - 2:30pm: 15 things you didnt’ know about global philanthropy

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

2:30pm - 3:45pm: Talks followed by a conversation: « It’s the impact, stupid »

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

3:45pm- 4:45 pm: Conversation: Will girls be the answer?

  • HRH Princess Lamia Al Saud, Secretary General, Alwaleed Philanthropies
  • Cherie Blair, Founder, the Cherie Blair Foundation for women
  • Moderation: Max Jarrett Bankole, Director, Africa Progress Panel

4:45pm- 5:45pm: Conversation: From Africa, with love: are african philanthropists the new kids in town

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

5:45pm- 6:00pm: Closing Keynote: Making the world a better place, one philanthropist at a time

Speaker to be confirmed

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 - 2:10pm: Performance: Marlène Donkeng, Singer & Composer

2:10pm - 2:30pm: 15 things you didnt’ know about global philanthropy

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

2:30pm - 3:45pm: Talks followed by a conversation: « It’s the impact, stupid »

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

3:45pm- 4:45 pm: Conversation: Will girls be the answer?

  • HRH Princess Lamia Al Saud, Secretary General, Alwaleed Philanthropies
  • Cherie Blair, Founder, the Cherie Blair Foundation for women
  • Moderation: Max Jarrett Bankole, Director, Africa Progress Panel

4:45pm- 5:45pm: Conversation: From Africa, with love: are african philanthropists the new kids in town

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

5:45pm- 6:00pm: Closing Keynote: Making the world a better place, one philanthropist at a time

Speaker to be confirmed

OPENING OF THE REGISTRATIONS: SEPTEMBER, 8th, 2017

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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. A London School of Economics graduate, Safeena was involved in various development projects...

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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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