Global Washington’s annual conference is well known and well respected for convening the international development community on the West Coast. Participants include NGO practitioners, corporate sustainability executives, research experts, philanthropists and others working on global issues.
Global Washington is the only organization in Washington state that makes connections among companies and nonprofits working in global development, leading to partnerships that result in innovative products and solutions and a greater impact in the world.
David Owens from World Vision describes how one of Earth’s largest NGOs works to help people overcome horrendous challenges. From famine in Africa to war in Syria to natural disasters in the US, World Vision works locally to address problems.
From someone who knows, girls in developing countries can make a huge positive impact. Shelmina Abji, UN Foundation’s Adviser on the Girl Up initiative, discusses how girls can succeed with opportunity in some of the world’s most difficult places.
Former US Congressman Brian Baird discusses a new organization — Three American Questions — designed to help the public and officeholders work together to solve problems.
Brian Baird, President of Antioch University, describes how higher education can serve students’ global interests.
Habitat and Microfinance: Ed Bland, global expert in microfinance, explains how Habitat for Humanity expands its work through small lending.
An interview with Tim Hanstad, President, Rural Development Institute (RDI).