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LIVE from the 2014 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

Building off the advance series collection of articles written by delegates and speakers of this year's Skoll World Forum, this section will feature live blogs and pieces from the event in Oxford. We will be covering a wide variety of sessions, panels and discussions on-site. View the live-stream on the homepage, and watch here for real-time articles all week!

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Each year at the Skoll World Forum, nearly 1,000 of the world’s most influential social entrepreneurs, key thought leaders and strategic partners gather at the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School to exchange ideas, solutions and information.

Learn more about the 2014 Skoll World Forum, sign up to our newsletter to be notified of the live stream, view the 2014 delegate roster and discover what themes and ideas we'll be covering this year at the event. Also, read about the seven recipients of this year's Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

 
 

Taking an Open-Source Approach to Tackling Youth Unemployment

Rajeeb Dey

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Enternships.com

Recap: Leading with Authenticity

Sonal Bains

Co-Founder/Partner, Lux Digital

 
 

Introducing the Impact Genome Project

Jason Saul

Founder and CEO, Mission Measurement

Nolan Gasser

Architect of Music Genome Project, Chief Musicologist Emeritus, Pandora

Recap: Building Movement Through Digital Storytelling

Ida Jeng

Director, Global Communication and Strategy, Refugees United

 
 

Is developing the gift economy the key to transformative scale?

Rajeeb Dey

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Enternships.com

 

Skoll World Forum Review: Service Delivery Innovation for the Very Poor

Subathirai Sivakumaran

Team Lead (Impact, Knowledge and Communications), United Nations Development Programme

 
 

Skoll World Forum Review: Measuring Impact by Cost-per-Outcome

Subathirai Sivakumaran

Team Lead (Impact, Knowledge and Communications), United Nations Development Programme

We Are All Malala

Carl Pope

Principal, Inside Straight Strategies

 
 

Recap: Big Business, Bigger Impact: The Pursuit, Peril, and Power of Partnership

Ida Jeng

Director, Global Communication and Strategy, Refugees United

Inspirations from the Skoll World Forum

Catherine Brown

CEO, Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

 
 

Recap: The ambitious power of AND

Lucy Bartlett

Social Media and Community Consultant, Independent

 

Are Intrapreneurs the New Rock-Stars?

Rajeeb Dey

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Enternships.com

Is the Traditional Role of the Teacher Outdated?

Lucy Bartlett

Social Media and Community Consultant, Independent

 

Skoll World Forum Review: Corporate Intrapreneurs

Subathirai Sivakumaran

Team Lead (Impact, Knowledge and Communications), United Nations Development Programme

How to Solve a Problem Like Child Marriage?

Lakshmi Sundaram

Global Coordinator, Girls Not Brides

 

Cracking the Code on Social Impact

Lucy Bartlett

Social Media and Community Consultant, Independent

 

My Modest Proposal...Why Not?

Jenny Bowen

Founder and CEO, Half the Sky Foundation

 

Recap: The Impact Jackpot: Service Delivery Innovation for the Very Poor

Recap: The Impact Jackpot: Service Delivery Innovation for the Very Poor

Sonal Bains

Co-Founder/Partner, Lux Digital

April 14, 2014 | 1018 views

 

“We can approach any poor person, anywhere in the world and know exactly how to solve their problem,” stated One Acre Fund Co-Founder and Director Andrew Youn during this year’s Skoll World Forum session on The Impact Jackpot: Service Delivery Innovation for the Very Poor. “Now we need to focus on basic [service] delivery.” Mulago Foundation’s Kristin Gillis led panelists in a conversation on the most effective strategies to package and deliver affordable services to the very poor at scale.

A powerful presence on the panel was First Lady of Zambia HE Dr. Christine M. Kaseba-Sata, who is playing a critical role in revolutionizing her country’s healthcare system. She is the chief strategist behind Zambia’s fleet of mobile health clinics that are delivering more services to more people across the country that ever before.

Dr. Kaseba-Sata highlighted the importance of conducting public education and encouraging knowledge sharing within communities to create demand for these services, so there is common understanding of each individuals’ needs and how the services offered will improve their health and quality of life. These communities, and particularly their youth, are now among the most powerful voices holding the Zambian government and service providers accountable for delivering vaccines, contraceptives and other basic healthcare.

Neal Keny-Guyer, CEO of Mercy Corps, emphasized the importance of drilling down to the root cause of poverty in affected communities, bolstering economic development with, for example, strategies to mitigate conflict. This approach ensures that other factors won’t create obstacles for effective service delivery. PATH CEO Steve Davis, who spends 1/3 of his time in the communities they work with, also spoke to the importance of tuning into the needs and voices of the people being served to create demand-driven products with a focus on customer-driven design. Davis remarked that he often discovers the greatest innovation coming from within the communities PATH serves.

 
 
 

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