The Faculty of Arts proudly presents "Listen. Think. Act.: Best Practices in Community Development in East Africa", a Zoom talk by Jamie Van Leeuwen.
Date: 30th November (Monday)
Time: 11am to 12:30pm (HK Time)
This discussion will feature the core principles of the Global Livingston Institute and their commitment to innovating best practices in community development through international collaboration and coordination. Modeled after the Aspen Institute and committed to empowering communities through sustainable partnerships, the GLI hosts one of the largest public health music festivals in East Africa and works with local communities to engineer programming focused on education, conservation and public health. Headquartered in Uganda, the GLI has been operating for over a decade through over 30 academic partnerships and extensive networks in the public, private and nonprofit sectors of East Africa.
Jamie Van Leeuwen is the CEO & Founder of the Global Livingston Institute (GLI), a non-governmental organization in East Africa designed to engage students and community leaders to Listen. Think. Act. by developing innovative solutions to poverty. He also serves as the Director of Youth & Community Engagement with the Emerson Collective focused on building and leveraging relationships across sectors that impact social justice issues specific to education, conservation, immigration, health care, and youth development. Prior to this role Jamie served both Mayor and Governor John Hickenlooper for 14 years as a public sector leader in Colorado. He is a Senior Research Fellow with the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs and became a Fulbright Scholar in 2013 and a Woodrow Wilson International Fellow in 2017.