Around 80% of the world's population is living on less than $10 per day, three billion of whom live on less than $2.50. How can we share our abundant solutions to their local and national challenges? What can we do to bring them into the global community? Do we gift to them or sell to them and how do we ensure the effectiveness of any aid?
How better to launch the RSA International Development Network than with provocative and challenging conversation?
We are kicking off the network with a discussion about the different ways to deliver international development solutions and aid, primarily focusing on what are the most effective, efficient, and sustainable solutions. There will be a panel discussion on the subject, with people from both sides of the aisle. This will be moderated but, rather than being led by the moderator, the aim will be to drive the conversation from the audience. If you wish to be on the pane,l please email Adam Boxer with a short bio and your position on the topic: Adam.Boxer@WessexSocialVentures.com
18:30-18:45 Networking & Arrivals
18:45-18:50 Introduction by Joe Hallgarten Director of RSA Global
18:50-20:05 Panel discussion
18:50-19:05 Panel introduction
19:05-19:35 Panel discussion
19:35-19:55 Audience questions
19:55-20:05 Closing remarks
20:05-20:10 The future of the RSAID Network
20:10-20:45 Networking & future RSAID Network ideas
As this is the first network, there will also be a strong focus on networking and looking to the future of this network.
This event is free to attend and open to both Fellows and non-Fellows of the RSA, but please book your place so we know you're coming.
Any questions, please contact Adam Boxer (Network Lead): Adam.Boxer@WessexSocialVentures.com
Location: Rainmaking Loft, International House, 1 St Katharine's Way, London, E1W 1UN
About the network
With the launch of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) it is now more than ever that a more connected and coordinated approach to solving the world's biggest challenges is needed. In the true spirit of SDG 17, the International Development Network is about fostering collaboration. Collaboration through discussion, ideation, and practice.
The network is open to anyone with an interest, vested or otherwise, in the development of our global neighbours and communities.
The primary aim is to create a supportive environment for the sharing of ideas, best practice, and outside-the-box thoughts on how best to create sustainable positive impact.
The secondary focus is to foster cross-sector relationships and transfers of knowledge.
Network lead: Adam Boxer