Noel Taylor, CEO & President
I was fortunate enough to have recently participated in the Omidyar Network Executive Forum (ONEF), as well sitting on a panel discussing “crowdsourcing everything” at the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) Global Digital Forum, both in San Francisco. Generally speaking, the participants at these two events couldn’t have been more different in their missions, but at the same time they couldn’t have been more similar in the ways many of them are going about achieving those missions.
Peter Rabley, Director of Property Rights Investments, Omidyar Network
Noel Taylor, CEO & President, Cadasta
Sometimes the toughest problems can be tackled by the simplest of solutions.
Consider Makena. She is a bright, energetic 13 year-old who lives with her family in Kibera in Nairobi – the largest urban slum in Africa. Like every adolescent girl in the world, Makena is at a critical life crossroads where her next few years will probably determine the rest of her life. Will she be able to stay in school? Will she become a doctor, a lawyer, a carpenter, or a mechanical engineer? Will she be able to make choices about her own life? Or, will she be forced to drop out of school?