2013 Partnerships against Poverty Summit was held from October 9 – 11, 2013, in the Philippines in partnership with the Microfinance Council of the Philippines, Inc. (MCPI). This was the 16th summit organized by the Campaign and was attended by more than 850 participants representing 145 institutions from 71 countries around the world.
Highlights from the 2013 Summit
The 2013 Summit opened with call from Dr. Jim Yong Kim of the World Bank, Governor Tetangco of the Central Bank of the Philippines, Secretary Abad of the Philippines Budget office, and Minister Hasan of Indonesia for us to be part of the movement that helps bring an end to severe poverty in the world by 2030. And, it concluded with adoption of the “Partnerships against Poverty Summit Declaration,” which states the following:
We as the Partnerships against Poverty Summit participants, declare, collectively and enthusiastically, THAT EXTREME POVERTY CAN AND WILL BE ENDED BY THE YEAR 2030.
The 2013 Summit also brought us:
We had outstanding workshops on issues like working in post conflict and disaster areas, green energy, child labor, child and youth finance, small and medium enterprise, mobile banking, housing finance, gender challenges, value chains, health services, and appropriate regulatory environments. In all, we had 6 plenaries, 31 workshops, and 131 speakers.
In the 2013 Summit Closing Plenary, we recognized the first Truelift Award recipients and watched a parade of 17 organizations announce publicly their Campaign Commitments, describing the steps they will take in the next two years to help see 100 million people move out of severe poverty. In addition, more than 160 Summit delegates recorded their own individual or organizational commitments on our Commitments Wall.
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