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Support Causes Meaningful To Fellows: 2020 Giving Season 250

From creating preserving jobs and feeding families in need during the pandemic, to addressing the migration crisis in Central America through refugee support, Fellows are involved in organizations that are offering integral support to their communities. This Giving Season, we're excited to share with you causes that are close to the hearts of ...

Added by Sam Cherry Blog AGLN Blog 12/18/2020
Announcing The 2020 Global Inclusive Growth Spark Grant Recipients 248

The Global Inclusive Growth Partnership, a collaboration between the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth and the Aspen Institute, is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the inaugural Global Inclusive Growth Spark Grants. The 2020 Grant awards $60,000 in total to four organizations led by Aspen Global Leadership Network Fellows from ...

Added by Victoria Scheffel Blog AGLN Blog 12/07/2020
Catalyzing Impact To Address Entrenched Inequities | Announcing The 2020 Recipients Of The McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund 247

This year has had no shortage of critical challenges and has laid bare the entrenched inequities and structural barriers that communities across the world face. The McNulty Foundation and the Aspen Global Leadership Network are excited to announce the 2020 recipients of the McNulty Prize Catalyst Fund - all leaders who are fearlessly and uniquely ...

Added by Sam Cherry Blog AGLN Blog 10/20/2020
A Love Letter To The Next Generation 246

The last day of the 2020 Resnick Aspen Action Forum coincided with the anniversary of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Throughout the program, participants carefully reflected on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s call to meet “the fierce urgency of now,” and what it means to be a global citizen. Hildegard Vasquez , a Central America ...

Added by Victoria Scheffel Blog AGLN Blog 08/29/2020
Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied 245

“Justice delayed is justice denied” is an ancient legal concept, but it’s been cast in stark relief in the last few months. The new pressures of the current pandemic have heightened the reality of inequality and injustice. Systems that most of the world contently ignored have reached a breaking point—or, perhaps, a boiling point. Now is the time that ...

Added by Victoria Scheffel Blog AGLN Blog 08/28/2020
What Happens When Leaders Sit With Discomfort 244

Immediate action. Given the confluence of a global pandemic, crumbling economies and livelihoods, and reckonings on widespread racial inequities, that is what the world needs. It is also the reason the 2020 Resnick Aspen Action Forum chose Martin Luther King Jr.’s words “the fierce urgency of now” as its theme. Since 2013, Fellows of the Aspen Global ...

Added by Victoria Scheffel Blog AGLN Blog 08/24/2020
Supporting Global Efforts To Address The COVID-19 Crisis 243

When crisis strikes and the situation requires the few to respond swiftly to protect the interests of the many, high-integrity, purpose-driven leadership makes all the difference. As the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the globe, Aspen Global Leadership Network (AGLN) Fellows stepped up to act and meet the needs of their communities. Many Fellows ...

Added by Victoria Scheffel Blog AGLN Blog 08/21/2020
2019 AGLN Highlights Report 242

Dear Friends, The world has changed. The COVID-19 pandemic and resultant economic collapse have thrown into sharp relief the need for informed, values-based leadership around the world. The Fellows of the Aspen Global Leadership Network are meeting this unprecedented moment and, in so doing, also are demonstrating the power of our model.  Whether ...

Added by Sam Cherry Blog AGLN Blog 06/10/2020
Stepping Up In Lebanon 240

On October, 17th 2019, Lebanon saw a series of protests led by the people that called for political and economic reform. What could be characterized as a political revolution creating intense civil unrest became the backdrop when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Without a stable government structure, civil society has stepped in to fill the gaps.  Eight ...

Added by Sam Cherry Blog AGLN Blog 04/25/2020
Applying Lessons Learned From A Storm On Mount Everest To COVID-19 239

The COVID-19 pandemic is like the storm my daughter Deeya and I faced on the North side of Mount Everest on May 14, 2018. We were climbing in the  so called ‘death zone’ at about 8000 meters and the weather deteriorated suddenly. The temperature dropped to -50 degrees Celsius with the windchill and it became a battle for survival. While I was a nervous ...

Added by Ajeet Bajaj Blog AGLN Blog 04/25/2020
Ensuring Care For Dialysis Patients During A Pandemic 238

When the lockdown was announced, I handed over my professional responsibilities as CEO to the CFO of my company so that I could dedicate my time and resources towards the cause of those most vulnerable to COVID-19 infection. I have been on the board of trustees of Bangalore Kidney Foundation (BKF) for 15 years. In November 2019, the trust started a new ...

Added by Kartik Sriram Blog AGLN Blog 04/25/2020
2020 Braddock Scholars Announced 235

We’re excited to announce the selection of the 2020  Braddock Scholars .  Please join us in congratulating Fellows from across the Aspen Global Leadership Network who will be joining the Braddock Scholars Program for the upcoming year. These Fellows have a big vision to make a transformational impact on society by bringing their venture to ...

Added by Victoria Scheffel Blog AGLN Blog 03/28/2020
A Journey Through The Blue Mountain | Where You Feel The Force Of The Heart  237

Sylvia Gereda Valenzuela, Central American Leadership Initiative CALI 1  Journalist and PH. D. in Sociology and Political Science, Guatemala   There, hidden in the most remote Costa Rican lands, among the smell of wet earth, gigantic flowers that look as if transplanted from another world, leafy trees moving to the beat of a warm wind that goes ...

Added by Sylvia Gereda Blog AGLN Blog 03/27/2020
Highlights From The 2020 Africa Impact Forum 236

In late February, the second Africa Impact Forum took place in Accra, Ghana. Fellows from across the Africa Leadership Initiative came together around the theme Building to Last: Leadership verse Systems . Guided by their moderators, 101 Fellows from Africa Leadership Initiatives across the continent, at the forum discussed a variety of topics ...

Added by Victoria Scheffel Blog AGLN Blog 03/27/2020