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Mastercard Center Feb 21
Replying to @EffesonH
Effeson, thank you for reaching out. We're glad you found the research interesting! This particular research project focused on 40 countries, which included most of Europe, the United States, and select countries in South America and Oceania.
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Mastercard Center Feb 21
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the symposium today! It's only when we work together - across sectors - that we can make the most impact.
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Chris Houston Feb 21
Finishing a day of learning about the work of led by . In a challenging world of inequality, hearing from the students of about how to help those who are hardest to reach gives me hope for the future.
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Kristin Neudorf Feb 21
Lots of great discussion on the hardest to reach at the symposium today. The role of private sector, government and civil society needs to evolve if we want to be more effective in addressing this global challenge
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Mastercard Center Feb 21
"80% of the world’s health workers are . And 50% of them are not paid. This is a profound inequity - part of what we need is a new way to invest in people."
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Munk School Feb 21
The last panel of the day, featuring , , and , discusses reach at the front lines. Effective frontline service delivery is critical to reach, yet is highly variable.
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Humanitarian Grand Challenge Feb 21
Give women cell phones. Give a voice to the people we serve. If mothers can tell you their needs, we can serve them better. - at
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Munk School Feb 21
The second panel, featuring , Margaret Biggs, and Edward Wilson, looks at the economics of reach. Managing the steep costs of covering the last mile is imperative to inclusive growth and development.
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Mastercard Center Feb 21
In the nexus between the humanitarian & spaces, there’s a critical and important role for the private sector to play. - 's
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Mastercard Center Feb 21
“The private sector has to ask: what are the key infrastructure roles that we can play in a manner that leverages our capabilities & that enables humanitarian actors to focus their resources on those who need it most. - 's at .
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Mastercard Center Feb 21
“We need to approach global challenges with the patience to understand problems, the diligence to manage risk & the humility to know that solutions aren’t bulletproof.” -
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Humanitarian Grand Challenge Feb 21
“As a refugee you rely on handouts” - speaking at - “Toronto gave me a space to give back. I created to give people water, health and livelihoods.”
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Munk School Feb 21
All of today’s panel discussions are informed by research. The first panel, featuring , , and , discusses reach in fragile states.
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Mastercard Center Feb 21
It's a full house at the symposium! We're discussing the hardest to reach. Only by lifting everyone up can we truly create inclusive societies.
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Munk School Feb 21
Replying to @reachprojectUT
The audience is an engaged group of representatives from the private sector, NGOs, academia, government, etc. All have questions for our researchers on the hard to reach. All are passionate about “getting important stuff to everyone, everywhere.”
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Munk School Feb 21
Replying to @munkschool
Student researchers Joudy Sarraj, Cadhla Gray, Rachel Bryce & Kara Hounsell present this year’s reports. Their research looks at successful examples of the hard to reach in Palestine, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka and Tunisia. Reports available at:
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Sandy Tat Feb 21
Excited to be at the Symposium today alongside others who are passionate about the delivery of international development interventions! Starting off with inspiring words from Parag Meta of and .
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Mastercard Center Feb 21
The goals of are to shape the agenda, to train the next generation of leaders and to build new partnerships to catalyze and scale action. -
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Munk School Feb 21
. from opens the symposium with inspiring words. He encouraged everyone to maintain a passion and fire for social change throughout their lives.
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Mastercard Center Feb 21
Excited to be part of the symposium today! In his opening remarks, our Executive Director spoke about the unique partnership with Reach Project & the important task of shining a spotlight on the people who are most at risk of being left behind.
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