Webinar: The Post-COVID-19 Equilibrium: Philanthropy’s Role in Shaping a ‘New Normal’



Webinar: The Post-COVID-19 Equilibrium: Philanthropy’s Role in Shaping a ‘New Normal’


Webinar Series convened under the auspices of the Philanthropy for Better Cities Forum

Date: Tuesday, 8th December 2020
Time: 9:30pm to 11:00pm Hong Kong Time / GMT+8
          8:30am to 10:00am New York Time / GMT-5
          2:30pm to 4:00pm Brussels Time / GMT+1


  • Elizabeth Cousens, President and Chief Executive Officer, The United Nations Foundation
  • Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
  • Maria Kozloski, Senior Vice President Innovative Finance, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Denis Mizne, CEO, Lemann Foundation
  • Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Executive Chair and Co-Founder, Higher Life Foundation
  • Rohini Nilekani, Founder - Chairperson, Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies
  • Moderator: Gaurav Gupta, Partner and Regional Director for Asia, Dalberg Advisors

As COVID-19 continues to reverberate across the world, there are no guarantees that the post-pandemic equilibrium will be more equitable, just, or resilient than the world we face today. We are at a pivotal moment to deliberate on philanthropy’s responsibility in shaping this new equilibrium.

In light of this, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and Dalberg Advisors convened the second in our webinar series and gathered over 150 executives of philanthropies from 18 regions for a discussion on philanthropy’s role in tilting the post-COVID-19 trajectory towards greater social justice. The dialogue spanned themes including the importance of elevating the voices and agencies of the communities we serve, investing in and nurturing talent, leveraging the leapfrog of technology adoption during COVID-19 lockdowns to transition to long-term digital transformation, and the necessity of joining forces to tackle social inequality.

Turning our focus ahead, we look forward to future opportunities to build on the insights shared in this dialogue as we work towards a more resilient future.

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