Day three at WEF Davos 2019 has come and gone, and with it came many new insights, learning opportunities, and connections. Neelam Chibber, Co-Founder and Managing Trustee of Industree Foundation, had a great lunch with the Mayor of Lagos, the members of the Russian Delegation, and Satyadeep Rajan. They spoke about how the Russian Delegation wants more social enterprise and how Lagos is drowning in water hyacinth.
Jacob Matthew, CEO of Industree Foundation, serendipitously took part in a table discussion on the SDGs at lunch with a team from Ooredoo Qatar’s mobile provider, Professor Sumitra Dutta from Cornell, Daniela of Dalberg and Paul Okumu of Africa Platform. They spoke about livelihoods for women as a key driver of several of the SDGs.
Next, the Schwab social entrepreneurs met with Queen Mathilde of Belgium.
Wrapping up, Jacob and Neelam attended a session hosted by the Mastercard Foundation and the Rockefeller foundation entitled Data, data, everywhere and not a drop to drink. The speakers included Ambassador Mike Froman, Vice Chairman and President, Strategic Growth at Mastercard, and Dr. Rajiv Shah, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, and Shamina Singh, President of the Center for Inclusive Growth at Mastercard. Rockefeller Foundation and Mastercard Foundation announced collaboration on Data Science for Social Impact, which allocated $50 million on data science for social impact over the next five years.
And so ended another great day! Follow our social media accounts for live updates, and check back tomorrow for another day’s recap.