Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (or the Gates Foundation, abbreviated as BMGF) is a private foundation founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. It was launched in 2000 and is said to be the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world. The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. The foundation, based in Seattle, Washington, is controlled by its three trustees: Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett. Other principal officers include Co-Chair William H. Gates, Sr. and Chief Executive Officer Susan Desmond-Hellmann.

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  • Trained as an architect, Dr. Sukhwant Jhaj brings a slightly different perspective to issues facing academic leadership. He has drawn extensively on that training in his role as vice provost at Portland State University, leading efforts to re-engineer the student experience using the principles of design thinking. Learn more about Sukhwant and the work to reTHINK PSU in our latest installment of...

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  • Trained as an architect, Dr. Sukhwant Jhaj brings a slightly different perspective to issues facing academic leadership. He has drawn extensively on that training in his role as vice provost at Portland State University, leading efforts to re-engineer the student experience using the principles of design thinking. Learn more about Sukhwant and the work to reTHINK PSU in our latest installment of...

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  • will.i.am presents the Young Goalkeeper Award to Laura Ulloa for her work in helping former guerrillas get reintegrated into society The Global Goals Awards Dinner is part of the inaugural Goalkeepers 2017 events, organized by the Gates Foundation and Project Everyone to highlight progress against global poverty and disease, and showcasing innovative solutions to help advance the UN Global Goals...

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  • UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Priyanka Chopra presents the Leadership Award to Ria Sharma, founder of Make Love Not Scars (MLNS), an organization actively supporting survivors of acid attacks and campaigns to raise awareness of the issue. The Awards Dinner is part of the inaugural Goalkeepers 2017 events, organized by the Gates Foundation and Project Everyone to highlight progress against global pov...

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  • Unilever CEO Paul Polman presents the Global Goals Innovation Award to Mariéme Jamme and her work with SpotOne Global Solutions, where she encourages global investment in African IT infrastructure. The Global GoalsAwards Dinner is part of the inaugural Goalkeepers 2017 events, organized by the Gates Foundation and Project Everyone to highlight progress against global poverty and disease, and show...

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  • Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau presents the Global Goals Leave No One Behind Award to Felix Manyogote for his work to provide free maternal and newborn health services in Tanzania. The Global GoalsAwards Dinner is part of the inaugural Goalkeepers 2017 events, organized by the Gates Foundation and Project Everyone to highlight progress against global poverty and disease, and showcasing innovative so...

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