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Grace Mutual Limited
Originally from Canada, Andrew has been in Investment Banking in Australia for many years and, since 2008, he has been using his commercial and investment skills for the benefit of the non-profit sector, through Grace Mutual Limited (www.gracemutual.org.au). Grace Mutual is focused on financing the infrastructure necessary to deliver social services, including affordable housing, aged care and health & educational facilities. Andrew is currently based in the US on a Fulbright Scholarship in Social Finance. The project goals are to map current innovations, and to identify projects which could be replicated in Australia. He’s aiming to meet with investors, intermediaries, investees and public policy people. Internationally, Andrew has been extensively involved in micro-finance, particularly in India where he helped establish a network currently serving >1.5m families.
I've been working at the forefront of international strategic communications for more than a decade, with expertise in development, peace-building and human rights. I believe in the power of partnerships for change across non-profit, public and private sectors. Researcher, writer, moderator and adviser on high level campaigns and events, I'm based in London with a global outlook. Now an independent consultant, I have previously held senior roles at The Elders, ONE, Crisis Action and International Crisis Group. I am a trustee of Videre est Credere.
Dr. Pereira joined BRAC in September 2007 as the director of the Human Rights and Legal Aid Services programme. She is a lawyer, a human rights activist and an author. She obtained her doctorate in International Human Rights Law in 1998 from the University of Notre Dame, USA, and completed her post-doctorate in 2002 from the National University of Ireland, Galway, as a Bank of Ireland Fellow. Prior to joining BRAC, Dr Pereira served as the director of Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK). Dr. Pereira, an internationally established writer has authored the book “The Fractured Scales: The Search for a Uniform Personal Code”, which was awarded a Gold Medal by the Asiatic Society. In 2006, she was named Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood
As Executive Director of the White Ribbon Alliance, Betsy McCallon is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization and developing plans, a dynamic team, and resources to deliver it. Betsy joined the White Ribbon Alliance in 2004 and has contributed to the growth of the Alliance from a loose network, to a driver for global attention and commitments to maternal health, to a focus on national advocacy and accountability. She was drawn to the White Ribbon Alliance because of its focus on local solutions to address issues of inequality and the huge potential for change.
Chief of the Yawanawa
Associação Sociocultural Yawanawa
Tashka Yawanawá Developed a model of positive contact among indigenous and non-indigenous people based on fairest commercial relations, where the indigenous culture and values are introduced in the market business. With his Action, Tashka creates conditions for a balance between the economic activity and the local culture, valuing and revitalizing ancient tradition e preparing his people to establish new ways to relate with the surrounding society. Son of one of the Yawanawá Chiefs, Tashka was born in the Rio Gregorio Indigenous land in a time where his people were under the rules of the rubber traps and missionaries. Educated under his people's tradition, he was sent away from his people but never forgot his origins. After being in the indigenous people from the United States, Mexico, Central and South America he went back to his land and became the Chief of the Yawanawá Tribe.
Blue Planet Network
I have had the honor of leading Blue Planet Network for six years, after a marketing career in the US and Asia. Blue Planet Network is an award-winning division of East Meets West, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our mission is to exponentially increase the impact of safe drinking water programs for people worldwide. Blue Planet Network connects funders, implementers, the public & communities in need on our online platform to share learning and improve the planning, funding, management & monitoring of water & sanitation programs. Blue Planet Network’s global community of 100+ member organizations works in 27 countries, including the US. We have supported our members since 2006 in enabling safe drinking water and sanitation for 1.5 million people. I look forward to meeting old and new friends and building partnerships to create access to sustainable safe drinking water and sanitation and the opportunity for health, education and economic advancement.
Founder and President
CDI Center for Digital Inclusion
Rodrigo Baggio is Founder and President of the Center for Digital Inclusion(CDI),a global NGO headquartered in Brazil that transforms lives and strengthens low-income communities by empowering people with information and communication technology.CDI uses technology to fight poverty,stimulate entrepreneurship and create changemakers.CDI,pioneer of digital inclusion in Latin America,supports 780 CDI Community Centers in 13 countries in Latin America and Europe,and in 18 years CDI has had an impact on more than 1,5 million people. He and CDI have won more than 60 awards from organizations including UNICEF,UNESCO,the Technology Museum,Time,Fortune,CNN and the World Economic Forum.Formerly,he worked as Artificial Intelligence Specialist for Accenture and managed IBM's "Reinventing Education" programme.In 1995,he founded the first InformationTechnology and Citizens Rights schools in one of Rio de Janeiro's slums.He holds the honorary title of Doctor in Human Letters from St. Paul University.
CEO and Founder
Rosemary is the Founder and CEO of TraceSoft Limited, a supply chain information management and analytics firm based in Nairobi Kenya. Formerly General Manager of GS1 Kenya, the global Bar-coding standards organization, Rosemary has over 12 years of experience in business technology and supply chain process improvement. She has worked on numerous projects in East Africa on traceability and sustainable sourcing initiatives, advising governments, multinationals and producers. Rosemary is a supply chain professional and Alumni of the Strathmore Business School. In 2013 she was awarded TechWomen Emerging Leader by the US Department of State, through which she represented her country in a mentorship exchange program in the Silicon Valley, California. Passionate about the potential to increase sustainable trade with Africa, her ambition is to make markets work for Africa by leveraging information technology to enhance efficiency and transparency in the supply chain.
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Paul E. Jacobs is chairman and chief executive officer of Qualcomm Incorporated. A leader in the field of mobile communications for more than 25 years and a key architect of Qualcomm’s strategic vision, Dr. Jacobs’ responsibilities include leadership and oversight of all the Company’s initiatives and operations. Through his technology innovations and advocacy, Dr. Jacobs spearheaded Qualcomm’s efforts to develop and commercialize mobile technology breakthroughs that have significantly contributed to the growth of both the Company and the industry. Important developments which began under Dr. Jacobs include: the first smartphone based on Palm OS®; inclusion of GPS capabilities in mobile phones; the BREW® application download system. As an innovative leader of a broad range of technical teams within Qualcomm, Dr. Jacobs has been granted more than 45 patents for his inventions in the areas of wireless technology and devices. Dr. Jacobs is chairman of the U.S.-Korea Business Council and of the Advisory Board of the University of California, Berkeley, College of Engineering; vice chairman and co-owner of the NBA Sacramento Kings; Global eHealth Foundation Ambassador; a member of the US-India CEO Forum and trustee of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Dr. Jacobs received his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.
Author and Speaker
Chief Executive Officer
Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor
Graduating from Oxford University in 1983, Sam Parker started his career in business, working for 6 years in the agrochemical industry, with a focus on Latin America. After a two-year break, working as a volunteer with street children in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sam returned to business with 11 years at a UK-based commodity trading company. Following posts in London, Caracas, New York and Singapore, Sam was appointed Managing Director of the company’s Asian business. In 2002, he returned to the development sector with a role at the International Save the Children Alliance, leading the organisational development of its 30 national members. In 2006, Sam joined Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP), as its first CEO. WSUP is a not-for-profit company, which brings together private sector and NGO expertise to address the pressing global challenge of delivering water and sanitation services to the growing number of people who live in urban slums, informal settlements and shanty towns.