"Ending poverty depends on public and private sector collaboration"

Gawad Kalinga executive director Jose Luis Oquinena
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In a speech to students at the School of Management and Innovation, Jose Luis Oquinena, executive director of NGO Gawad Kalinga, made his point very clear: there will be no significant and sustainable advances in the fight against poverty without the investment and commitment of companies. Watch the video with Jose Luis Oquinena.

Gawad Kalinga is focused on building integrated, sustainable communities in slum areas. The movement was founded in the Philippines and has now expanded to many parts of the world. Over the last fourteen years, the NGO has helped more than a million people break the cycle of poverty.
In 2012, Gawad Kalinga founder Tony Meloto received the Social Entrepreneur for the World award. According to Meloto, “entrepreneurship cannot be just about providing more services and designing smarter apps. When facing the world’s challenges, we need more producers, job givers and creators of shared prosperity”.

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