EARTH president speaks at two major philanthropic conferences

Filed Under: EARTH News
Date: April 8th, 2013

EARTH president José Zaglul has been invited to speak at two major philanthropic conferences in the United States in April.

Today, April 8, 2013 during the Council on Foundations Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois, President Zaglul participated in a panel session titled, “Pathways out of Poverty: Job Creation and Sustainable Development.” Moderated by Susan Davis, President and CEO of BRAC USA, 2013 fellow panelists included: Aminata Kane, CEO of Fula&Style; Verna Eggleston, Research and Development for the Bloomberg Family Foundation; and, Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation. In this session, panelists explored the relationship between employment and poverty alleviation, and more broadly the relationship between unlocking human potential and restoring human dignity.

As part of his participation, Zaglul stressed the importance that entrepreneurial education emphasizes ethics and values in order to ensure sustainable development and cited EARTH’s track record in preparing ethical agricultural entrepreneurs. Approximately 20 percent of EARTH alumni run their own or a family business and an average of four jobs have been created for each alumnus with more than 10 years since graduating.

Later, on April 16, Dr. Zaglul will participate in the Global Philanthropy Forum 2013 in Redwood City, California as a panelist in a plenary session titled, “The Opportunity to Connect Learning to Jobs.” During this session, which will be moderated by Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, he will address the relevance and quality of education and EARTH’s emphasis on preparing job creators rather than job seekers.

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