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Shack Dwellers International
Name: Jockin Arputham, Indian, born on 15.08.46 President, NSDF & SDI. He also helped found SDI through which federations of slum & shack dwellers in more than 20 countries support each other & learn from each other. Building people's organizations, promotion of participatory planning & implementation in urban slums,ensuring women's involvement in community participation, savings&credit, designing specific interventions in public sanitation & shelter, networking among slum-dwellers both nationally & internationally South Africa & 7 other countries in Asia and Africa). Has experience of working with the urban poor in 14 Indian cities & several cities abroad as well for more than 30 years.
Aaron Hurst is a globally-recognized entrepreneur and CEO of Imperative, a career development platform that helps professionals discover, connect and act on their purpose in their work. He is the author of "The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire of Impact, Personal Growth and Community is Changing the World." Hurst is also the founder and advisor to the Taproot Foundation, where he was the lead architect in developing the $15 billion pro bono service market. He is a member of the Nonprofit Times' "Power & Influence Top 50", a blogger for the Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review, and a Linkedin influencer.
Director of Global Programs
Said Business School
Kjerstin Erickson is a Skoll Skollar at Oxford’s Saïd Business School. Prior to Oxford, Erickson spent 9 years as the Founder and Executive Director of FORGE, a strategic-impact nonprofit that provides education, skills training, and entrepreneurial resources to more than 70,000 refugees in war-torn Africa. Erickson’s awards include the Skoll Scholarship for Social Entrepreneurship, the Do Something Award for public service, and the Stanford Haas Public Service Fellowship. She has also been named a “Top 40 Leader Under 40” by the New Leaders Council, a “Person You Should Know” by CNN, and a “Top 10 College Woman” by Glamour Magazine.
Author and Speaker
Founder and CEO
Associacao Saude Crianca founded in 1991 by Dr Vera Cordeiro is a not-for-profit, non-governmental, non religious organization that works together public hospitals breaking the cycle of readmissions of critically ill children from low-income, high risk environments. ASC's work has been responsible for a 60% decrease in hospitalization days among assisted families, 38% increase in average family income and significant annual savings in public spending in which helps keep more hospital beds open to those who truly need them. For its transparency, impact and wide applicability has been rewarded various prizes by institutions from around the world. Vera Cordeiro is globally recognized for her groundbreaking work in social inclusion. She is an Ashoka fellow, a Skoll Foundation and a Schwab Foundation social entrepreneur and an Avina leader. She is member of the World Council of Ashoka and from 2005 to 2011 a Board Member of PATH: A Catalyst for Global Health.
Tania Ellis (b. 1969) is a Danish-British prize-winning writer, speaker and business innovator, specialized in social business trends and strategies. Her expertise and hands-on involvement in blending economic and social value with business strategy and innovation has made her a popular inspirational speaker and strategic advisor with clients ranging from entrepreneurial companies to large international corporate brands.
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation
Jim Bildner is the Managing Partner of the Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a Senior Research Fellow at the Hauser Center for Non Profit Organizations at Harvard University. At DRK, Mr. Bildner focuses on investing in domestic nonprofits and social enterprises that are working to solve complex issues including systemic poverty, food insecurity, access to healthcare, homelessness, community development and second generation strategies to address these issues. Jim is a trustee of The Kresge Foundation, a director of The Non Profit Finance Fund, Case Western Reserve University, The Public Citizen Foundation, Fox Islands Wind, LLC, TurboVote/Democracy Works Inc. and the Chief Executives Organization. In his board service, Mr. Bildner serves on the Investment Committees of boards with aggregate endowments in excess of $5.5B and serves as a member of ten finance, investment and audit committees.
Chief Philanthropy Officer
Yvonne Hunt is Legacy Venture’s Chief Philanthropy Officer. She works closely with Legacy’s management team and members to amplify their impact as catalysts for change. Yvonne works to cultivate and connect Legacy’s community of entrepreneurs, leaders and philanthropists, enabling them to exchange ideas, insights and inspiration that help them make a bigger difference in the world, individually and together. Through events, programs and one-on-one consulting, she helps identify ways that Legacy members can both sharpen and achieve their philanthropic goals. A native of Great Britain, Yvonne joined Legacy Venture in 2009 from Hewlett-Packard, where she served as Vice President of Global Philanthropy and as Executive Director of the Hewlett-Packard Company Foundation. In that capacity, she guided HP’s global philanthropic efforts and helped direct $47 million in grants to non-profit organizations in education, microenterprise development and the environment.
President & Chief Executive Officer
International Medical Corps
Nancy Aossey is President & CEO of International Medical Corps, the Los Angeles-based humanitarian organization. As its startup CEO, shortly after its founding in 1984, Nancy is one of the first female social entrepreneurs to spearhead a global relief and development organization. She has scaled its efforts from three employees to 4,500, transforming it into a preeminent first responder and delivering more than $1.5 billion of assistance and training to millions of people in 70 countries. International Medical Corps has responded to every major disaster of the last 30 years, including Afghanistan, the Balkans, Rwanda, Darfur, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Syria, Somalia, the Indian Ocean Tsunami, Haiti and the Philippines. Nancy has testified before Congress, briefed the White House on humanitarian issues and appeared in most of the major media, including Good Morning America, CNN's Larry King Live, NPR, and in the LA Times, New York Times and Wall Street Journal.
Skoll Global Threats Fund
Prior to joining the Skoll Global Threats Fund, Courtney worked as Administrative Assistant at the Jim Joseph Foundation in San Francisco, where she assisted in the management of a $75 million grant portfolio and oversaw the preparation for the foundation’s quarterly board meetings. Prior to that, Courtney was an intern at Amnesty International in New York, helping to plan their regional conferences. She also was an intern at Classwish.org, where she worked to increase their social media presence. Born and raised in Sonoma and Napa County, Courtney attended New York University, where she received her B.A. in Sociology and Spanish and graduated magna cum laude.
Author and Speaker
Dr. Raghda El Ebrashi is the founder and Chairperson of Alashanek ya Balady Association for Sustainable Development (AYB-SD) in Egypt, and an Ashoka Fellow. Currently an Assistant Professor of Strategic Management at the German University in Cairo (GUC), she has been active in community development since the age of fifteen.