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Jared > On Apr 14, 2018, at 12:42, Jared Moore <jlcmo...@cs.washington.edu> wrote: > > Please join us for the Change Seminar this week on Tuesday 4/17/2018 in EEB > 037. > > Who: Steve Hollingworth, CEO of the Grameen Foundation > What: Using Digital and Data to Transform Smallholder Farmers > When: Tuesday, April 17th, 12-1pm > Where: EEB 037 > > Abstract: Grameen Foundation is a global nonprofit whose mission is to enable > the poor, especially women, to end poverty and hunger. It uses digital > technology, data-derived insights and local partner networks to create > breakthrough solutions that span financial, agricultural and health services. > Grameen Foundation was founded in 1997, inspired by the work of Nobel > Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank and a global leader in > the fight against poverty. Grameen Foundation’s work is concentrated in > sub-Saharan Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. > Grameen Foundation has evolved from an organization focused originally on > extending microfinance to the world's poor, to one that uses the tools of > digital technology, data-derived insights and field agents to deliver an > range of financial, agricultural and health resources to people in poor > communities. Their work in agricultural development is taking on new > directions as we apply the power of data to transforming smallholder farmers > and supply chains, including in coconut and cacao. > > Bio: Steve Hollingworth joined Grameen Foundation as President and CEO in > January 2016. Before joining Grameen, Steve was President of Freedom from > Hunger. Beginning in 2011, he focused that organization on the intersection > of financial services and ending hunger through the empowerment of rural > women. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer for CARE, where he > was instrumental in developing and implementing the organization-wide > strategy and was responsible for direct-line management of global operations > and programs, with a budget of $650 million. He has held senior field > positions in Asia (India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh), Africa (Lesotho) and > Latin America (Bolivia), building collaboration between practitioners, > technical assistance providers, donors and government agencies. Steve has an > M.S. in Economics, Development Studies, from Victoria University of > Manchester, in Manchester, England. He enrolled there as a Rotarian Fellow, > and his thesis analyzed the field of microcredit and the role of Grameen > Bank. > <archivo adjunto 1.pdf> > > _______________________________________________ > change mailing list > email@example.com > http://changemm.cs.washington.edu/mailman/listinfo/change
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