Gerhart Center Webinar Series

Gerhart Center Webinar Series

The New Social Impact Ecosystem webinar series aims to discuss concepts that are currently not mainstream and may (or perhaps should) become mainstream in the aftermath of the COVID 19.

Paul Maassen

Promoting Accountable, Responsive and Inclusive Governance

Paul Maassen

Chief, Country Support (CCS) Open Government Partnership

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Cairo Time 2:00 pm

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Susana Puerto and Jonas Bausch

The Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth

Susana Puerto

Youth employment specialist, ILO

and Jonas Bausch

Youth Employment Officer, ILO

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Cairo Time 3:00 pm

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Phil Buchanan

Philanthropy in a Crisis: Truths Revealed

Phil Buchanan

President of Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP)

Monday, July 13, 2020

Cairo Time 3:00 pm

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Robert Kee

The Virus of Poverty is Fraud

Robert Kee

Chairman and founder of Operations Hope Foundation (OHF)

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Cairo Time 1:00 pm

Singapore Time 7:00 pm 

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Clare Woodcraft

Actionable Knowledge to Catalyze Greater Philanthropic Impact from the World’s Fastest Growing Regions, and the Role of Research Centers

Clare Woodcraft

Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic Philanthropy at Judge School of Business, Cambridge University

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Cairo Time 1:00 pm

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Nico Koopman

Transformative Social Impact in the Context of Covid-19

Nico Koopman

Vice-Rector, Social Impact, Transformation, and Personal, Stellenbosch  University

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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Jan Schwier and Maddie Holland

The landscape of large-Scale African Giving and the COVID-19 Era

Jan Schwier and Maddie Holland

The Bridgespan Group

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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Daria Ofman

Responsible Business: Shifts and Trends in the Wake of COVID-19

Daria Ofman

Global Consultant with Better Future

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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Geoffrey Mazullo

ESG - Global Supply Chains, Long-Termism and the Future of Finance

Geoffrey Mazullo

Principal, Emerging Markets ESG

The webinar discussed environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing – a fast-growing segment of the financial sector around the world.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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Colin Mayer

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Business

Colin Mayer

Professor of Management Studies, Oxford University

The session touched on the impact of COVID-19 on business and how businesses will, and should, respond to the crisis in the short, medium, and long term.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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Jeffrey Sachs

The SDGs in the Aftermath of the COVID-19

Jeffrey Sachs

Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network

The session highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the SDGs.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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Ayman El Tarabishy

The End of the Status Quo

Ayman El Tarabishy

Deputy Chair and Teaching Professor, George Washington University

The session highlights the forward momentum and post COVID-19. Sustainability is trending. The Gulf region welcomes the world, the middle-class in Africa is on the rise, and countries are re-examining their social contracts with their citizens. But is it enough? MSMEs do have power and can, to some extent, take control of the destiny of their businesses. They have actions and options available that they can take to minimize the disruption to their businesses.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

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Elie Abouaoun

Fragility Eroded Social Contracts, Trust Deficits and Polarity in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Elie Abouaoun

Director – MENA Program, United States Institute of Peace

The session dived deep into the unfolding and anticipated trends in fragility in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is shaping and reshaping conflict in the MENA region.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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Victor Van Vuuren

The Increased importance of the Social and Solidarity Economy in the aftermath of the COVID-19

Victor Van Vuuren

Director, Enterprises, ILO Geneva

The webinar highlighted the increased importance of the social and solidarity economy in the aftermath of COVID-19.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

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Hilary Pennigton

A New Age of Philanthropy beyond Charity

Hilary Pennigton

Executive Vice President of the Ford foundation

A webinar on new trends in private giving for the public good and the need to transition from charity to justice. The COVID-19 pandemic underscored long-standing systemic failures that deepened inequality around the world. Responses to the pandemic make clear that solutions to global problems will require partnerships between governments, civil societies, and private wealth. Increasingly, philanthropy institutions around the world are transforming their granting practices to address systemic problems and support systemic solutions to combat inequality. The event will feature Hilary Pennigton, Executive Vice President of the Ford Foundation.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

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Stuart L. Hart

A New Age of Sustainable Capitalism?

Stuart L. Hart

Founder of the BoP Network

The webinar, titled: 'A New Age of Sustainable Capitalism?' will be delivered by Stuart L. Hart, Grossman Distinguished Fellow, University of Vermont, and founder of the BoP Network. Hart will discuss the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on the role of business in the world and whether this marks the end of market fundamentalism. In addition, he will address questions such as whether the gap between rich and poor continue to widen, and what the implications for the base of the pyramid and sustainable development are.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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Prof. Anil K. Gupta

Leveraging the Entrepreneurial Potential of Economically Poor but Knowledge-Rich Grassroots Innovators

Prof. Anil K. Gupta

Founder of Honey Bee Network

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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Jenny Hodgson

Community Philanthropy’s Role in Building from the Bottom Up

Jenny Hodgson

Executive Director, Global Fund for Community Foundations

In light of COVID-19, alternative models based on collective action are both possible and necessary, particularly in the face of global challenges such as climate change and inequality. Delivered by Jenny Hodgson, executive director of the Global Fund for Community Foundations, the webinar discussed how we can accelerate efforts to shift, share, and build collective power – both locally and as a global movement. 

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

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Dorothée Baumann-Pauly

Managing Business Sustainability with Human Rights

Dorothée Baumann-Pauly

Director, Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights, University of Geneva

The session is delivered by Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, director of Geneva Center for Business and Human Rights at Geneva School of Economics, and management and research director at NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, and discusses the implications of COVID-19 on CSR departments in many companies, along with how businesses can align their business models to integrate respect for human rights in the time of the pandemic, and more.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

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Abla Abdel Latif

The Informal Sector in Egypt

Abla Abdel Latif

Executive Director, The Egyptian Center for Economic Studies

Led by Abla Abdel Latif, executive director, the Egyptian Center of Economic Studies, the webinar discusses the reality of the informal sector, tackling questions such as whether it's a burden on the economy or a jewel in the rough, what COVID-19 has revealed about it, and losses and opportunities emerging out of the crisis in relation to informality.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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Alan Fowler

Why the Future is More Horizontal?

Alan Fowler

Honorary Chair of African Philanthropy, Wits Business School

Led by Alan Fowler, Honorary Professor Chair in African Philanthropy at Wits Business School, the session discusses why spending more time looking around than looking up is vital, and why community bonds and fairness matter for the creation of resilient societies.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

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Hashem Dandarawy

Dandara Cultural Center as an Exemplary Community-led Initiative

Hashem Dandarawy

President, Dandara Cultural Center

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

 

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