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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Lunchtime Delegate-Led Discussions

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Session Description

Grab a portable lunch and join peer-to-peer lunchtime discussions of subjects suggested by fellow Skoll World Forum delegates. Discussions begin at 11:45am.

Amplifying Frontline Voices to Protect Human Rights
Nick Grono, Freedom Fund

Engaging Men in Gender Equity: It’s Not a Zero-Sum Game
Pascale de la Frégonnière, Cartier Philanthropy

Housing: Public? Private? Resilient? Fair?
Elizabeth Hausler, Build Change

Mapping an Ecosystem: Protecting the “Hope” in Our Oceans
Denielle Sachs, Blue Sphere Foundation

Partnerships to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage
Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, University of Global Health Equity

Results-Based Financing for Strong Government Systems
Avnish Gungadurdoss, Instiglio

Successes and Lessons: Technologies for Tracking Impact
Zak Kaufman, Vera Solutions

Sustainable Solutions at the Base of the Supply Chain
Paul Macek, World Cocoa Foundation

The Amplifier Effect: Art and the Power of Proximity
Aaron Huey, Amplifier

What’s in a Number? Does Scale Trump Every Other Metric?
Nick Moon, Wanda Organic

When | Where

11:45 AM - 1:00 PM Thursday, April 12 Said Business School

Session leaders

  • Aaron Huey Discussion lead
    Founder and Creative Director, Amplifier
    Aaron Huey is a National Geographic photographer and the Founder and Creative Director of  As a photographer Huey has created over 30 stories for the National Geographic magazines and is a Contributing Artist at Harper’s Magazine. He is also widely known for his 3,349-mile solo walk across America (with his dog Cosmo) and his TED talk on Native American P.O.W. Camps. As a Global Ambassador for Stanford's d.School, and as a Media Experiments Fellow there, Huey focused on experiments using the human centered design process in both the analog and digital world to create visual campaigns.  His combination of art and storytelling as a tool for social change has resulted in the creation of the Pine Ridge Community Storytelling Project, The Sherpa Photo Fund, and his organization, where he created the global art phenomenon called "We The People" with the artist Shepard Fairey. This viral visual campaign appeared at Women's March Rallies around the world and became the symbol of the American Resistance after the election of Donald Trump.
  • Agnes Binagwaho Discussion lead
    Vice Chancellor, University of Global Health Equity
    Professor Binagwaho is a Rwandan pediatrician who completed her MD in General Medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and her MA in Pediatrics at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science from Dartmouth College and earned a PhD from the University of Rwanda College of Business and Economics. She returned to Rwanda in 1996, just two years after the genocide in 1994 against the Tutsi. Working in collaboration with national stakeholders, health professionals, policymakers, and international partners, she has helped to build a health system in Rwanda that is one of the most equitable and high-functioning in Africa. Professor Binagwaho was named Vice Chancellor of the University of Global Health Equity in 2017. From 2002-2016, she served the Rwandan Health Sector in high-level government positions, first as the Executive Secretary of Rwanda's National AIDS Control Commission, then as Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health, and then for five years as the Minister of Health. She is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, a Professor of the Practice of Global Health Delivery at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda, and an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. Professor Binagwaho’s academic engagements include research on health equity, HIV/AIDS, information and communication technologies (ICT) in e-health, and pediatric care delivery systems. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles. She holds an array of leadership and advisory positions on national and international scale, including but not limited to the African Advisory Board of the Stephen Lewis Foundation; the Advisory Board of the Friends of the Global Fund Africa; the Global Task Force on Expanded Access to Cancer Care and Control in Developing Countries; and multiple Lancet Commissions.
  • Avnish Gungadurdoss Discussion lead
    Co-founder and Managing Partner, Instiglio
    Avnish leads and coordinates Instiglio’s global strategy and RBF Practice, and provides technical direction in key projects. He also developed and now steers the Performance Management practice. Prior to founding Instiglio in 2012, Avnish advised a large DFID challenge fund of Bangladesh on the monitoring and evaluation of a portfolio of 18 innovative NGO projects using cutting-edge technology. Previously, Avnish led the implementation, monitoring and rigorous evaluation of an information campaign in 500 villages of Rajasthan, India for the MIT Poverty Action Lab. Avnish has also consulted with the World Bank on the implementation of a large social protection program in Bangladesh. Avnish holds a MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School, a diploma in performance management for non-profits from Harvard Business School, and a BA in economics and math from Dartmouth College. He was awarded the Echoing Green Fellowship and was elected as one of the "Forbes 30 under 30" social entrepreneurs for his work with Instiglio. He is a national of Mauritius, and resides in Bogotá, Colombia.
  • Nick Moon Discussion lead
    Executive Chairman, Wanda Organic
    Nick has lived in Kenya since 1982, working actively for economic equity and social justice in Africa. In 1991 he co-founded - and until June 2012 directed - the award-winning not-for-profit social enterprise KickStart International, ( KickStart designs and promotes productivity-enhancing technologies for smallholder farmers in Africa. In recognition of this work Nick was awarded the SASE in 2004. Since January 2012 Nick has been active as Executive Chairman of Wanda Agriculture, a growing for-profit social enterprise (founded by his daughter Marion Atieno Moon) that brings the latest bio-organic soil and plant health solutions to African farmers, essential for sustainable agriculture and for climate change adaptation and mitigation. In July 2017 Nick took up a part-time position as Program Director for Orkidstudio LLC, a specialized ‘architectural design and build’ enterprise, that champions gender equality in the construction sector in Africa. Additionally Nick is actively involved with two other initiatives that promote social and economic development. These are: • Peace building, enterprise development, and job creation for youth, with ONGOZA (formerly ‘Peace for Africa & Economic Development’), founded in 2008 by Eddy Gicheru Oketch in the wake of Kenya’s deeply troublesome period of violent civil unrest following hotly contested elections. Nick is currently chairman of the Board of this young and growing organization. • The professionalization of the performing arts in Kenya - with the Theatre Company, founded by Keith Pearson and Mumbi Kaigwa (
  • Denielle Sachs Discussion lead
    Executive Director, Blue Sphere Foundation
    Denielle Sachs serves as Executive Director of Blue Sphere Foundation. She joined after seven years as the Director of Social Impact for McKinsey & Company, where she architected and led the firm’s first ever, global corporate citizenship strategy. She also built McKinsey’s corporate foundation and its first program, committed to addressing global youth employment. For two decades, Denielle has built organizations, boards and coalitions from the ground up, designed culture and thought leadership strategies that ignite movements, and led special projects for Fortune 500 businesses. Denielle is also founder of The Tembo Group, a network of experts that advise organizations on philanthropy and social impact efforts. She is a Forbes Women contributor, serves on multiple advisory boards, including the impact investing steering committee of the Nexus Summit.
  • Elizabeth Hausler Discussion lead
    Founder and CEO, Build Change
    Dr. Elizabeth Hausler founded Build Change in 2004 after a Fulbright Scholarship to India to study rebuilding efforts after an earthquake in Gujarat, where she was moved to see that vulnerable communities globally can build permanent safe housing. Now operating in 7 countries, Build Change designs disaster-resistant houses and schools in emerging nations, trains builders, homeowners, engineers, and government officials to build them, and facilitates access to financing and insurance incentives. The system-change approach leaves in place permanent change in construction practice by building local skills and stimulating local demand. Build Change’s work has enhanced the safety of more than 250,000 people through construction and retrofitting of more than 48,000 homes, schools, and other buildings, and creating more than 12,000 jobs. Elizabeth is a skilled brick mason with a Ph.D. in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Elizabeth and Build Change won a 2017 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. Elizabeth was named a 2011 US Social Entrepreneur of the Year by the Schwab Foundation, and is the winner of the 2011 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability. Elizabeth is a 2004 Echoing Green Fellow, a 2006 Draper Richards Kaplan Fellow, and a 2009 Ashoka-Lemelson Fellow. Build Change won the 2008 Tech Award for Technology Benefiting Humanity in the Equality Category for making earthquake-resistant housing solutions available to homeowners regardless of income level. Elizabeth and Build Change’s work have been featured in the New York Times, BBC website, NPR All Things Considered, abcNEWS World News Tonight Person of the Week, Elle Magazine, and Bloomberg Businessweek.
  • Nick Grono Discussion lead
    CEO, Freedom Fund
    Nick was appointed as the inaugural CEO of the Freedom Fund in January 2014. The Fund is an ambitious effort to mobilise the knowledge, capital and will needed to end modern slavery. It was launched by President Bill Clinton in New York in September 2013, who declared at the time, “This is a huge deal and we should all support this.” In its first three years of operation the Freedom Fund has worked with some 100 frontline partners around the world to directly liberate 15,000 people from slavery and return over 35,000 at risk children back to school. Overall, its programs have positively impacted the lives of some 400,000 of those most vulnerable to exploitation. And it is changing the systems that place many millions more at risk of slavery. Nick is also co-chair of the Jo Cox Foundation, and a board member of Girls Not Brides, the Global Partnership to End Child Marriage. Prior to the Freedom Fund, Nick was the inaugural CEO of the Walk Free Foundation, a leading international actor in the fight against modern slavery. And before Walk Free, Nick was the Deputy President and Chief Operating Officer of the International Crisis Group (ICG), the world’s leading conflict prevention NGO, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, with offices in over 20 countries. Nick is a lawyer by background and served as Chief of Staff and National Security Adviser to the Australian Attorney-General from 1999-2001. He has a law degree with first class honours from the University of Sydney and a Master’s in Public Policy from Princeton University.
  • Pascale de la Frégonnière Discussion lead
    Executive Director, Cartier Philanthropy
    Pascale de la Frégonnière has led Cartier Philanthropy since July 2013 as Executive Director. From 2008 to 2013, she led the corporate fundraising team of UNICEF France and was in charge of relations with field offices. Prior to this, she built her career working for the UN Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs in Somalia, with UNICEF in Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan managing donor relations, in Haiti on a mission after the 2010 earthquake. She also held responsibilities at the UN and UNICEF Headquarters in New York, at UNESCO in Paris and at the International Fund for Agricultural Development in Rome. She resides in Geneva.
  • Paul Macek Discussion lead
    Vice President, Programs, World Cocoa Foundation
    Paul Macek is the Vice President of Programs for the World Cocoa Foundation, where he manages WCF's flagship portfolio of projects and programs. He brings with him over 25 years of experience in international develop work and humanitarian response. Prior to leading WCF' global work in cocoa sustainability, Paul was the senior director for West Africa with the World Cocoa Foundation where he oversee the foundation's programs in Cote D'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, and Cameroon. Before joining WCF, Mr. Macek was the Senior Director for food security and livelihoods with World Vision US (WVUS), a large, international relief and development NGO. While at WVUS, Mr. Macek led a team responsible for the acquisition and implementation of more than 30 programs and projects worldwide. The annual $85 million portfolio of projects comprised a diverse range of technical areas that included food security, agriculture, humanitarian assistance, climate change and adaptation, and economic development. Mr. Macek was particularly instrumental in developing multi-sector food security programs and new, innovative approaches to relying on local markets and regional purchases to deliver assistance to needy populations. Paul has an extensive background in sub-Saharan Africa where he lived and worked for over 15 years and held several prominent positions with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) . These positions included Country Representative (Uganda and Zambia); Deputy Regional Director for Southern Africa; Regional Emergency Representative in Southern Africa; and Program Manager in Benin and South Sudan in Africa. Paul graduated from the University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI) with a BA in History and Political Science and holds an MA in International Affairs from American University (Washington, DC) with a focus on development studies and political economy.
  • Zak Kaufman Discussion lead
    Co-Founder & CEO, Vera Solutions
    Zak Kaufman is Co-Founder and CEO of Vera Solutions, a social enterprise using cloud and mobile technology to help social impact organizations worldwide work more efficiently and deliver better results. Zak has worked for 10 years at the intersection of technology and the social sector, overseeing program evaluations in Southern Africa and Latin America and architecting data systems for dozens of leading global nonprofits. Since 2010, Vera has served more than 225 organizations in more than 45 countries and has grown to a team of 50 staff on four continents. Notable clients Zak has worked with include the Gavi Alliance, the Aga Khan Foundation, the Skoll Foundation, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Zak holds a PhD and MSc in Epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a BA from Dartmouth. He has been recognized as a Marshall Scholar, Truman Scholar, Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur, Global Good Fund Fellow, Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellow, and winner of Dartmouth's 2018 Social Justice Award. Vera has additionally been recognized through Echoing Green, Rainer Arnhold, and Dasra Social Impact Fellowships. Zak is originally from Madison, Wisconsin and lives in Geneva, Switzerland.