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Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Alix Zwane

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Distinguished Speaker Seminar: Alex Zwane

Funding innovation and innovative funding: Addressing the pioneer gap in fragile places

Thursday 25 January 2018, 5.45 - 6.45pm

Saïd Business School is pleased to welcome Alix Zwane, Chief Executive Officer of the Global Innovation Fund, to speak on Thursday 25 January.

About the talk

Alix Zwane, CEO of the Global Innovation Fund, will discuss how alleviating poverty and reducing fragility requires a pro-development, market-based approach to gather in new ideas and additional financial flows. In her view, patient and long-term investment capital is a critical component for breaking the extreme poverty cycle.


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The seminar is open for anyone to attend and will take place at Saïd Business School followed by a short networking drinks reception until around 7.30pm. Registration is essential so please use the Register button above to confirm your attendance.

About the speaker

Alix Zwane has 20 years of experience advancing the agenda of evidence-based aid and international development as an investor, a social entrepreneur, and an innovator herself. She has worked at the intersection of the evidence and innovation agendas from a diverse set of posts. Among her various roles, Alix was the first employee and Executive Director at Evidence Action, which under her leadership catalysed school-based deworming for hundreds of millions of children around the world, and the provision of safe drinking water for millions of people in four countries.

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