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Thursday, March 30, 2006

How Social Entrepreneurs Are Seizing New Financing Opportunities To Further Change 6. Social Investment In Emerging Markets

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Session Description

While rooted in an account of the uptake of particular financing instruments, these case studies go far further to look holistically at the changes adopting new approaches to financing entail.

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14:00 - 15:15 Thursday, March 30

Session leaders

  • Artur Taevere Speaker
    Co-Founder and CEO, Creative Generation
    In his previous role on the leadership team of Teach For All, Artur and his team supported the professional development of teachers and school leaders in 25+ countries around the world. He has visited around 100 schools in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia. He serves as a governor of schools in England and his home country, Estonia. He has been advising the government of Estonia in creating the 2014-2020 education strategy. In the past 12 years, he has been co-founder and board member of four charities and social enterprises. He was educated at the University of Oxford, having graduated with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
  • Olga Alexeeva Speaker
    Director, CAF Russia
    Update: We are sad to hear of the sudden and tragic loss of Olga Alexeeva. More details including details of the Olga Alexeeva Memorial Fund can be found here: Olga Alexeeva is Head of Business Development of CAF Global Trustees, a new service of Charities Aid Foundation which focuses on the development of private and family giving around the world.  In this capacity Olga is responsible for promoting private and family foundations and CAF services to wealthy individuals around the world.  Prior to moving to London in 2005, Olga worked for 12 years in CAF Russia and for 7 of those was Director of CAF Russia.  CAF Russia has been operational since 1993 and played a key role in the development of corporate social responsibility and philanthropy in Russia. Under Olga’s leadership CAF Russia grew to become one of the largest grant-making foundations in Russia with over 90% of grant-making funds coming from Russian donors. Olga has written 3 books for and about non-profit organizations and civil society in Russia (“Who helps children” 1994, “Charities in Russian regions” 1995, “Third Sector or Charity for Beginners” 1997), and is a co-author of “Working with the non-profit sector in Russia” (1999) and an author of over 300 articles and research publications about civil society development and philanthropy.
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    Sreekanth Kanthamneni is an entrepreneur and MBA student at Oxford, with experience of running incubators and interest in social media, m-commerce and education.
  • Sydney Schaef Speaker
    Executive Director, Kujali International
    Sydney Schaef, M.B.A, M.Ed., currently works at reDesign, an educational design and coaching organization. Sydney leads a number of design and practitioner capacity-building projects, with a particular interest in the intersections of organizational development, change management, and school redesign initiatives that emphasize competency-based, personalized learning. Prior to joining reDesign, Sydney served as the Director of Learning Strategies in the Office of New School Models, School District of Philadelphia, where she led the development and knowledge-building work of a competency model for several recently launched open-admission high schools in Philadelphia. Sydney’s work in education has been both domestic and international, with over ten years of experience in educational program design, nonprofit leadership, and education management. Originally from southern California, Sydney began her work in education as a science teacher in South Los Angeles as a Teach For America corps member. In 2006, Sydney founded a 501c3 non-profit organization and as its Executive Director, led its international development work with a focus on secondary education delivery, youth advocacy, and social entrepreneurship. Under her leadership, the nonprofit co-founded and operated the first free private boarding school for orphaned and vulnerable teens in the rural region of Mkuranga, Tanzania, that featured youth-led entrepreneurial programs in permaculture, poultry farming, solar energy, music and the arts. Sydney was awarded the Skoll Scholarship for Entrepreneurship in 2011 in recognition of her leadership and innovation in education design, development, and delivery among at-risk youth in East Africa. She continues to be involved in the Skoll Scholar Network, a network of over fifty social entrepreneurs and University of Oxford alumni working across the globe to drive solutions to social and environmental challenges.