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2017 Global Leadership Forum

March 6, 2017 | 14:00pm

Global events over the past year have exposed an increasingly divided society in countries across the world. Even in more mature democracies their citizens have become more partisans on key issues faced by their country. However the nature of the challenges is complexly multi-sectoral, and requires actors across multiple sections of society to come together to solve. In such a situation, collaborative leadership can play a major role in bringing together relevant actors and help generate inclusive solutions.

The theme of the 2017 Global Leadership Forum is “Building Leadership for Reform in Divided Societies.” This event will bring about 200 partners, leaders and practitioners from government, academia, civil society, other international development organizations working in areas of collaborative leadership. Through interactions and sharing of experiences, the Forum seeks to surface leadership approaches to bring together diverse stakeholders to achieve results in divided societies. It will also award the recipients of the 2016 Jose Edgardo Campos Collaborative Leadership Awards.

This Forum is the second in a series of events by the Global Partnership on Collaborative Leadership for Development (GPCL4D) that puts Leadership and Coalitions at the center of international development practices. The GPCL4D aims to move the Leadership agenda forward by creating a sustainable partnership among like-minded practitioners who are committed to making Leadership and Coalitions central to development practices.

It increases the impact of Leadership and Coalitions in development by becoming a destination for meaningful collaboration, knowledge exchange and cutting-edge research on tools and methods, and by supporting leadership in countries that need to overcome the “wicked problems” facing many societies today.


Former President of the Republic of Botswana

Lead Social Development Specialist, Development Research Group, The World Bank Group.

Manager of Leadership, Learning & Innovation, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Vice Presidency, the World Bank Group

Senior Advisor, Institute of Public Administration of Bahrain (BIPA) and President, Arab Governance Institute (AGI)

Global Director, Governance Global Practice, World Bank Group

Executive Director and Representative for Sir Fazle Abed, Founder and Chairman of Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC)

Founding director of the Centre for Analysis and Public Affairs, former Deputy Minister of Interior, Colombia

Thornton F. Bradshaw Chair in Public Policy and Professor of Organizational Behavior, Peter F. Drucker Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University

Director, Innovation & Strategy at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Professorial Research Fellow in Politics and Development at the University of Birmingham (UK) and Deputy Director of the Developmental Leadership Program

Chief Negotiator in the Peace Talks and Former Minister of State, Colombia

Senior Economic Adviser, Cluster of Global Practices for Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions, The World Bank Group

Managing Director, Consensus Building Institute, Associate Director, MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program

Program Manager of the Developmental Leadership Program (DLP), University of Birmingham

Director, Public Service and Performance, Governance Global Practice, The World Bank Group

Senior advisor, Centre for Development Innovation (CDI), Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Presidential Counsellor on Human Rights in Colombia

Senior Public Sector Specialist, The World Bank Group

Senior Director, Governance Global Practice, World Bank Group

Vice President, Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions

Former World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim on October 24, 2013 in Washington DC. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank

Former President, World Bank Group

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