East Asia 2012 - Escape from Poverty

Escape from Poverty
What actions are needed to alleviate poverty in East Asia?

Dimensions to be addressed:

  • Understanding the behaviour of the poor
  • Integrating success stories from the region
  • Ensuring the scalability of development programmes
  • Exploring the role of the private sector


  • Brian A. Gallagher, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Way Worldwide, USA
  • Dean Karlan, Professor of Economics, Yale University, USA
  • John McArthur, Senior Fellow, United Nations Foundation, New York; Young Global Leader; Global Agenda Council on Poverty & Sustainable Development
  • Nadya Saib, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Wangsa Jelita, Indonesia; Global Shaper
  • Shinta Widjaja Kamdani, Managing Director, Sintesa Group (PT Widjajatunggal Sejahtera), Indonesia

Moderated by

  • Sarah Mavrinac, Founder and Chairperson, aidha, United Arab Emirates; Social Entrepreneur