Plenary Sessions Materials

Plenary Sessions Presentations

Wednesday, February 22

Philanthropy – Friend or Foe of Social Justice?

Moderator:  Jenny Hodgson, Executive Director, Global Fund for Community Foundations

Laura Garcia, Executive Director, SEMILLAS

Kumi Naidoo, Launch Executive Director, The African Civil Society Initiative

Ananth Padmanabhan, CEO, Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI)

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Fighting for Change: Influence on Local and Global Environment for Civil Society

Moderator:  Natalie Ross, Director for Global Philanthropy, Council of Foundations

Amitabh Behar, Executive Director, National Foundation of India

Eduardo Bohórquez López, CEO, Transparencia Mexicana

Janet Naumi Mawiyoo, Executive Director, Kenya Community Development Foundation

Adam Pickering, International Policy Manager, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF)

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Launch of the Report A New Global Picture of Organizations Serving Philanthropy

Barry Knight, Executive Director, CENTRIS

Lawrence McGill, Vice President for Knowledge Services, Foundation Center

Pamela Ribeiro, Knowledge Management Coordinator, WINGS

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WINGS and DAFNE  Present the 4Cs: An Assessment Framework to Keep the Grim Reaper of Evaluations at Bay

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Social Problems, Business Solutions: Myth or Fact?

Moderator:  Naila Farouky, CEO & Executive Director, Arab Foundation Forum

Matias Bendersky, Chief of Resources Mobilization and Partnerships Unit, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) 

Edwin Ou, Director, Funder Alliances, Skoll Foundation

Dominique Lemaistre, Director of Grantmaking Activities, Fondation De France

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Not Business as Usual:  How Some Businesses Are   Defending Civil Society And   How Their Support Can Be Won 

Moderator:  Paula Fabiani, President, Instituto para o Desenvolvimento do Investimento Social (IDIS)

Martha Patricia Herrera González, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, CEMEX

Maurice Makaloo, Regional Director – Eastern Africa, Ford Foundation

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Thursday, February 23

Welcome & IMAGine Prize for Outstanding Service to the Sector

Introduction:  Benjamin Bellegy, Executive Director, WINGS

Presentation of the Award: IMAGine Prize, Mott Foundation (winner of the 2014 IMAGine Prize)

Remarks by: Douglas Rutzen, during his 12th year as President and CEO at The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL), International Center for Not-for-Profit Law

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Measuring Philanthropy’s Impact: Development vs. Quality of Life

Moderator:  Ian Bird, President, Community Foundations of Canada

Sofia Arroyo, Executive Director, Sacred Fire Foundation

Pedro Romero de Terreros, Trustee Secretary, Nacional Monte de Piedad

Timotheus Lesmana Wanadjaja, Chairman, Filantropi Indonesia

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Barry Gaberman Lecture: Role of Global Philanthropy in Building Bridges Among Cultures and Assuring Just Society
15:45 – 17:00 PM

Welcome Remarks: Manuel Arango, Founder, Cemefi

Introduction: Barry Gaberman, Chair Emeritus, WINGS

Key Note Speaker: Atallah Kuttab, Founder, SAANED for Philanthropy Advisory in the Arab Region

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Atallah’s speech (Spanish Version)

Atallah’s speech (English Version)


Friday, February 24

Collective Impact through Collaboration: Dramas and Results

Moderator: Tariq Cheema, Founder and President, World Congress of Muslim Philanthropists


Carolina Suarez, Executive Director, Asociación de Fundaciones Empresariales (AFE)

João Paulo Vergueiro, CEO, Brazilian Fundraisers Association (ABCR)

Ana Vanessa González Deister, Director, Fomento Social Banamex

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Closing Remarks & Invitation to WINGSForum 2020

Ana Toni, Executive Director, Instituto Clima e Sociedade

Jorge V. Villalobos Grzybowicz, Executive President, Cemefi

Bhekinkosi Moyo, CEO, Southern Africa Trust

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