Bringing Social Entrepreneurship to Scale

September 23, 2011 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT

The Case for 'Riders in Health' in The Gambia

How do we scale public-private partnerships to facilitate growth and development in rural areas?

Villages at "the last mile" tend to be ignored by most organizations as they are difficult to reach and usually inaccessible. The challenge of cost-effective transport infrastructure limits the effectiveness of all interventions directed toward rural communities – from food security and health to education and livelihoods.

Riders for Health has found a solution to this problem by utilizing a variety of modalities and innovative financing mechanisms. This event will explore how Riders has leveraged government, philanthropic and commercial capital to deliver cost effective, sustainable and universal health access in The Gambia. Panelists include:

Ben Binswanger, Chief Advocacy Officer, The Skoll Foundation

Andrea Coleman, CEO and Founder, Riders for Health
Moderated by Daniel F. Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis and Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development CSIS.

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Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development