As COVID-19 continues to reverberate across the world, there are no guarantees that the post-pandemic equilibrium will be more equitable, just, or resilient than the world we face today. We are at a pivotal moment to deliberate on philanthropy’s responsibility in shaping this new equilibrium. In December 2020, the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and Dalberg Advisors convened the second in our webinar series and gathered over 150 executives of philanthropies from 18 regions for a discussion on philanthropy’s role in tilting the post-COVID-19 trajectory towards greater social justice. The dialogue spanned themes including the importance of elevating the voices and agencies of the communities we serve, investing in and nurturing talent, leveraging the leapfrog of technology adoption during COVID-19 lockdowns to transition to long-term digital transformation, and the necessity of joining forces to tackle social inequality.
Elizabeth Cousens, President and Chief Executive Officer, The United Nations Foundation
Leong Cheung, Executive Director, Charities and Community, The Hong Kong Jockey Club
Maria Kozloski, Senior Vice President Innovative Finance, The Rockefeller Foundation
Denis Mizne, CEO, Lemann Foundation
Tsitsi Masiyiwa, Executive Chair and Co-Founder, Higher Life Foundation
Rohini Nilekani, Founder – Chairperson, Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies
Moderator: Gaurav Gupta, Partner and Regional Director for Asia, Dalberg Advisors