Join us as we break into smaller groups and take a deeper dive into the themes of our plenary session. We will question the role of philanthropy in imagining and implementing new and innovative economic models that serve society and the environment better and discuss how a stronger Philanthropy Support Ecosystem can make it easier for organisations to promote sustainable economic models.  


Dates and times of workshops

  • 24th May at 16.00 - 17.30 UTC  - facilitator:  Chris Worman  

  • 25th May at 06.00 - 07.30  UTC - facilitator: Dr. Annelotte Walsh 

  • 26th May at 16.00 - 17.30 UTC - facilitator:  Barbara Ibrahim 

The workshops will aim to: 

  • Explore in more detail the practical steps that can be taken at the organisational and individual levels by philanthropy to imagine, implement, and create truly innovative models that are inclusive for society and the environment.  

  • Create a safe space for participants to discuss their views, questions, and concerns about the role of philanthropy in issues of the new economy.


As Senior Researcher at the Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS), Annelotte Walsh produces original research and insights for maximizing private social investment across Asia. Before joining CAPS, Annelotte Walsh worked as an honorary lecturer at the Faculty of Politics and Public Administration at The University of Hong Kong. She has extensive experience working for and with non-profit organizations, charities and international organizations around the world. Annelotte holds a doctoral degree in Law from the University of Hong Kong and a bachelor’s and master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Groningen in The Netherlands, as well as a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney


Barbara Lethem Ibrahim is founding director of the John D. Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement (2006-2014) at the American University in Cairo, currently an independent scholar. She holds a B.A. from DePauw University, M.A. degree from The American University of Beirut, and a PhD in sociology from Indiana University. She served as Regional Director for West Asia and North Africa of the Population Council from 1990 to 2005 and previously was a Program Officer at the Ford Foundation in the Cairo regional office (1981-1989).

Her publications span a 35 career and address philanthropy in the Arab region, challenges to global higher education, youth transitions to adulthood, women’s employment, youth activism in Egypt, and the closing space for civil society in the Arab transitions.


Chris is the Vice President of Alliances and Program Development at TechSoup and has been working in civil society since 1998.  He builds global alliances for tech and social change, examining the role of civil society, philanthropy and infrastructure organisations like TechSoup in an era of converging megatrends.



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