This week I am excited to be attending the the Global Business Coalitionâ€™s annual conference in New York as a Global Health Ambassador.Â Â Myself along with nine others who I am super excited to meet with in person are invited to attend the conference to help drive discussions and awareness for the conference sessions over various social media channels.
Iâ€™ve attended several conferences over the past year or so either as a speaker or just as an attendee and always live tweet interesting leanings while Iâ€™m there, but what is exciting about this conference is that it will be covering pressing issues at the cross-section of the business sector and public health sectors, two areas I feel very passionate about.Â It will bring together NGO leaders, private sector leaders, government, and heads of leading social businesses.
What exactly is the Global Business Coalition?
The Global Business Coalition is an organization that mobilizes the power of the global business community to fight the HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics.Â Today it is a network of over 220 global companies that help bring the business community together to make a healthier world.Â The GBC essentially brings companies, nonprofits, and governments together for collaboration and coordination related to solving pressing global health and development issues.
While I plan to attend most of the sessions during the conference, I will be covering the following two sessions in more detail.
- Innovative Financing in Health
- Entrepreneurship in the Social Context: Business Visionaries Who See the “Return” on Health Investments
At Jolkona, two of the most popular categories of projects are education and public health. Â That is why Iâ€™m super excited to be able to learn about how the business community can play a leading role in tackling many of the problems our global health partners try to address in the community level.Â I truly believe, that in order to make a dent in pressing global health and poverty related issues, we need each one of us to do our part, and that includes non-profits like the ones we work with, but also donors like all of you in the Jolkona community, along with the business sector.