Global Partners for Development proudly presents “What Do You Understand?” A deep dive into the many facets of philanthropy and development. Experts in their field will discuss an aspect of their work that they understand particularly well. Let’s talk about big bets, innovation, social enterprises, large scale humanitarian aid and the fixation on “ending things” or “solving humanity’s greatest problems” and the issues that arise while tackling it all. The podcast is co-hosted by Executive Director, Daniel Casanova, and Marketing Director, Ria Pullin.
Episode 7: Alex Counts Talks About Empowering the Poor Through Financial Access and Women Empowerment
Alex Counts is the founder of the Grameen Foundation and the author of Small Loans Big Dreams. In this podcast episode, Alex discusses how we can empower the poor, especially women, by providing the basic tools they need to grow and thrive.
Talia Milgrom-Elcott is the founder and Executive Director of Beyond100K, a national network focused on centering equity and belonging in their pursuit to prepare and retain 150,000 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers over a decade, by 2032.
Bonus Episode: Erica Plybeah and Nathalie Occean Talk About Enabling Healthcare Through Inclusive Transportation
MedHaul Founder and COO, Erica Plybeah and Nathalie Occean, discuss enabling access to healthcare for the most vulnerable by providing inclusive transportation services.
In this episode of “What Do You Understand” Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, discusses financial inclusion for women around the world. Check it out!
In this episode, Dr. Barry Levy discusses the effects of war on public health, society, the environment, and development while providing hope for an optimistic future.
In this episode of What Do You Understand? Sasha Fisher, co-founder of Spark Microgrants, discusses the negative effects of prescriptive philanthropy and how grassroots initiatives give the decision-making power back to the indigenous communities.
In this episode of What Do You Understand? We revisit historical landmarks of activism with author and historian, Nico Slate, while deciphering modern-day activism and its effectiveness in delivering change.
In this episode of What Do You Understand? Guest speaker Mark Casanova shares his experience leading community-driven solutions to end the homelessness issue at both the community level and globally.
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