Webinar: Philanthropic Leadership in the COVID-19 Crisis Convened under the auspices of the Philanthropy for Better Cities

06/04/2020

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Webinar: Philanthropic Leadership in the COVID-19 Crisis
Convened under the auspices of the Philanthropy for Better Cities

06/04/2020

Date: Thursday, 2nd April 2020

Time: 9:30pm to 11:30pm Beijing Time / GMT+8
9:30am to 11:30am New York Time / GMT-4
3:30pm to 5:30pm  Brussels Time / GMT+2

Session 1: Responding with agility: Philanthropic perspectives from the ground (1 hour)

Panelists:

  • Leong Cheung , Executive Director, Charities and Community , The Hong Kong Jockey Club
  • Elizabeth Cousens, President and Chief Executive Officer, The United Nations Foundation
  • Dr. Jemilah Mahmood, Under Secretary General, Partnerships, The International Federation of Red Cross
  • Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Co-Founder, The Higher Life Foundation

Moderator: Gaurav Gupta, Partner and Regional Director for Asia, Dalberg Advisors

Session 2: Catalysing a stronger global architecture: Global perspectives and implications (1 hour)

Panelists:

  • Don Gips, Chief Executive Officer,  The Skoll Foundation
  • Dr. Rajiv Shah, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Madjiguene Sock, Partner– Africa, Dalberg Advisors
  • Darren Walker, President, The Ford Foundation

Moderator: Leong Cheung , Executive Director, Charities and Community , The Hong Kong Jockey Club

COVID-19 poses unprecedented challenges to the global community. As leaders across sectors scramble to respond, philanthropies, too, are quickly mobilising to direct investments. Many are also assessing implications to their broader strategies, including support to their partners and existing portfolios, and addressing systemic vulnerabilities laid bare in this uncertain time.

The situation calls for philanthropy to exercise its unique capabilities: to take risks, to nimbly mobilise capital, and to leverage partnerships to amplify impact.

In light of this, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and Dalberg Advisors had co-hosted the Philanthropic Leadership in the COVID-19 Crisis Webinar to convene senior foundation leaders from around the world in dialogue on approaches to combat this quickly evolving crisis.

The conversation convened over 460 leaders across the philanthropy sector from 42 regions. Launching on a note of uncertainty about the path forward amid this crisis, our esteemed panellists offered thought leadership on what it takes to be agile, how to consider equity in response, the importance of investing in prevention, institutions, and data, and the urgency of stepping up collaboration in this time of flux.

Looking forward, The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust will continue to foster dialogue and build on insights from this conversation, as we work towards better cities for all under the banner of Philanthropy for Better Cities.

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