Thursday, July 10, 2014

Aidmatrix and Partners Contribute to InterAction Forum, Spurring Collaboration Across the Relief Sector

InterAction brings together leaders from nonprofits, governments, philanthropy, corporations, and civil society to advance collaboration, effectiveness, and innovation in our work to end poverty and move us toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Aidmatrix, Catholic Relief Services, CARE, Save the Children and UPS attended the 30th annual InterAction Forum, June 10-13 in Washington, D.C. Aidmatrix’s team included CEO Mark Theilken, Senior Vice President Melis Jones and Director of Programs Business Development Joan Bond.

Our partners at the UPS Foundation hosted a CEO Roundtable Event about "Engaging the Private Sector in New Partnerships." The moderator of this panel was Daniel J. Brutto, UPS Foundation Trustee, retired President of UPS International. They discussed a "mix of daunting challenges and exciting opportunities in front of InterAction and the global community - from climate change to a new Post 2015 development agenda, from a global movement to end poverty to new institutions ready to help partner, finance and scale up programs that work."

Carolyn Woo, President & CEO, Catholic Relief Services moderated a plenary session - "Reflections on our Future: Moving Beyond Silos" - which examined the increasing convergence of different social and environmental challenges, including the interplay between sustainable development, social enterprise, gender, and humanitarian action. Ms. Woo was one of the Co-Chairs of the 30th Anniversary Forum Committee.

Members of CARE, Catholic Relief Services and Save the Children also moderated and spoke on panels throughout the week during the InterAction Forum Workshops.

Learn more about InterAction Forum 2014

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