Friday, 3 March 2017

Collaborating for Change: Lifting Two Billion People out of Poverty and Violence

This week, I attended the inspiring and humbling Collaborating for Change event which highlighted important issues surrounding poverty and violence. I learned that conflict and fragility affects two billion people across the globe, trapping them in insecurity and creating deep global inequality that affects us all. I met with Mercy Corps’ Global Leadership Council, global economist, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, head of Mission of the Office Quartet, Kito De Boer and Senior Program Officer at Gates Foundation, Valerie Bemo, who are working in collaboration to highlight initiatives that can break through the toughest of challenges. We discussed how we can harness opportunities to create transformative change and make a real difference to those whose lives have been struck with poverty due to conflict and instability.