World Bank President, Jim Kim, has called for the end of extreme poverty by 2030. This invitational event will bring together 30-35 visionary leaders from microfinance, government, development, academic, media, and advocacy organizations for a day of intense reflection and planning for the end of extreme poverty by 2030. With a special emphasis on women, children and those living in rural areas, the Retreat will explore innovative, “out of the box” ideas for creating and committing to partnerships and local movements to end the poverty of millions of people around the planet. Building on the goal to help 100 million families lift themselves out of extreme poverty, the participants will create a a game plan that outlines the strategies and relationships needed to eradicate extreme poverty from every country in the next 17 years. The plan will be announced at the Partnerships Against Poverty Summit that is being held in Manila on 9-11 October 2013. Additionally, tracking and accountabilitly systems will be initiated to ensure that results are measured and reported. For more information, contact Bob Sample at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jesse Marsden at email@example.com.
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