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Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Resilience Exchange: Accelerating Social Change

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Session Description

In the face of the 21st century’s unprecedented challenges, what if it was easy and rewarding to discover, share and repurpose solutions that social entrepreneurs and others are innovating all over the world? Join us for a conversation on why and how the Rockefeller Foundation has been collaborating with a group of social change organizations on a platform for doing just that. Experience the “solutioning” approach first hand, and take home ideas for tackling the challenges you are working on.

When | Where

11:45 - 13:00 Thursday, April 16 SBS, Seminar 2

Session leaders

  • Nancy Kete Delegate
    Managing Director (Resilience), Rockefeller Foundation
    As Managing Director, Dr. Kete leads the foundation’s global work on resilience. During her 25 year career, Dr. Kete has brought technical, institutional, and managerial leadership to a number of major environment and societal challenges. Before joining the Foundation, Dr. Kete spent thirteen years at the World Resources Institute, first as Director of the Climate, Energy, and Pollution Program and then as founder and Director of EMBARQ. She also served on President Obama’s National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling. Earlier in her career, Dr. Kete worked for the US Environmental Protection Agency where she led the development of the acid rain control title of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments, the first and as yet most successful application of market instruments for pollution control. Dr. Kete holds a PhD in Geography and Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor’s in Geography from Southern Illinois University.