About this event
Philanthropy Northwest, Pangea Giving and the
Global Donors Exchange present
A stimulating discussion about investing in fragile states, the current situation in
Burundi, and the Segal Foundation’s innovative programs to build capacity with
grassroots community development organizations.
with Dedo Baranshamaje, Director of Special Projects for the
Segal Family Foundation.
Dedo was born and raised in Burundi, and then went to college in Uganda. Before moving to the public sector, Dedo worked in the private sector for two years in strategic service delivery and marketing. He spoke in December, 2012 at TedX Youth Bukoto in Kampala, about the flash mob he organized in Burundi to promote healthy lifestyles among the youth. In 2011-12, Dedo was a Global Health Corps fellow. He worked with PSI/Burundi on condom social marking and communication. That experience marked his transition to a world of possibilities where youth from across the world work together on addressing social and political challenges they are facing. As Segal’s Burundi program director, he successfully led SFF efforts to support civil society organization through creation of the first capacity building incubator in Burundi, which nurtured several of Pangea’s new partners. Recently he has been working on a case study about investing in fragile states for presentation at the African Grantmakers Affinity Group conference in April.
RSVP: Participation is free, but space is limited.
Bring your own brownbag lunch. Coffee, tea and cookies provided.