SPECIAL PROJECTS: 2016 Skoll World Forum | Children's Radio Foundation

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Some of our CRF team attended the 2016 Skoll World Forum in Oxford in April. This annual event brings together creative and ambitious leaders, thinkers, artists, and innovators to inspire and challenge each other in entrepreneurial approaches to global challenges. Our youth ambassador Brighton Mukupa Kaoma, our patron Rev. Mpho Tutu, and our President Charlotte Bannister-Parker interacted with all levels of social entrepreneurs and thought leaders.

Charlotte Bannister-Parker shares her reflections on the Forum: “It was an uplifting and inspiring event for all of us, but most importantly it was a great affirmation of all the amazing work that we at the Children’s Radio Foundation do. Again and again we heard that the solution to global issues rests in the hands of young people. Everywhere you turned there were extraordinarily bright people putting their lives on the line to change the world”. Some highlights for us were:

Rev. Mpho Tutu speaking on woman’s leadership and the power of media in addressing and creating global change.

A speech by Al Gore on the progress that has been made in last 10 years involving climate change, but the need to continue work at an even quicker pace to achieve climate goals.

Brighton Kaoma meeting Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland, his new best friend who be visiting him in Zambia next month.

Sonita, a young refugee rapping about child marriage.

To get a sense of the event, you can watch the SKOLL World Forum Highlights video. If you would like to watch the panel discussion in which Rev. Mpho Tutu was involved, click here.


Rev. Mpho Tutu speaks on a panel about women's leadership and gender equity

Rev. Mpho Tutu speaks on a panel about women’s leadership and gender equity


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Brighton Kaoma, Rev. Mpho Tutu, Charlotte Bannister-Parker

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