While the 2020 Skoll World Forum is cancelled due to health and safety concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain committed to building, supporting, and strengthening ties in our network.
Join us as we take parts of Skoll Week online to explore this year’s theme, Collective Strength. We’re open-sourcing a public calendar of virtual events, facilitating digital networking, and streaming the 2020 Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship.
Here are ways to participate in the reimagined week:
Join us on April 2 for the first segment of Sufficient Balance Sessions where we’ll hear from Product Managers at Facebook and WhatsApp on various processes and toolsets used across Silicon Valley and a discussion around how they approach the question of product market fit. There will be an open Q&A at the end of the session.
Dianna Yau, a Product Manager at Facebook who is building products to scale internet connectivity to the next billion people in emerging markets will lead the session. Previously, she worked at IBM, Google and Rocket Internet on global strategy, sales, and marketing. Beyond her day job, she helps build up startup ecosystems in emerging markets and has traveled to over 80+ countries mentoring and helping startups.
You’ll also hear from Amrit Pal, a product lead at WhatsApp, who previously started and led two of Square’s fastest growing products in billions of dollars in volume. Earlier, he led product at Kopo Kopo, a fintech startup in sub-saharan Africa whose software powers the largest independent merchant network in the mobile.
This is the first segment in our Sufficient Balance Sessions series designed to facilitate practical discussion with actionable insight for African founders.
Time: 4 pm London
This webinar will share the experience from Sierra Leona’s Ebola response on how to solve key challenges in managing emergency payments.
Time: 2 pm UTC
In week 3 of our Best Practices for Brand Communications in Times of Uncertainty webinar series, we’re switching gears and bringing in a team of our award-winning Cision Insights communications research experts to share key learnings from the COVID-19 media analysis reports they authored.Our panel will analyze two distinct aspects of the COVID-19 Pandemic: How traditional and social media treat top US companies as defined by the volume of coverage they generate, and what COVID-19 trends in China can teach us as we navigate our day-to-day in the USA.We’ll emphasize actionable insights, strategic guidance and the potential business impact of acting responsibly, executing adroitly and thinking ahead. As always, bring your questions for a live Q&A.Time: 2:00 pm CDT