All of us in the global development community are dedicated to transformational change in the world, improving the lives of people everywhere. And we live in a time of greater awareness of the need and increased political will for change, even in this economic climate. That’s why collaboration is more important than ever. Together, we are powerful.
Global Washington seeks to foster collaboration in our community and to forge new alliances, eliminate duplication of effort, and amplify our impact globally for the benefit of the people we serve.
Global Washington is a convener of Washington State-based nonprofits engaged in global development work. Our annual conferences are an important gathering for over 450 top policymakers and thought leaders and members of the international development community, who will explore how our region can best harness resources to tackle today’s most challenging issues, in global health, the environment, poverty alleviation and global education.
Our conferences feature prominent leaders of the development community here in Washington State , as well as speakers from government agencies, traveling from Washington DC to join us.
Our goal at our Annual Conferences is to give all members of the global development community an equal say in setting priorities for our sector’s work, creating a unified voice. With this unified voice, we can communicate about our mission more clearly, influence decision-makers, and effect large-scale change around the world.
Conference 2011 – Opportunities and Obstacles in Turbulent Times
Conference 2010 – Bridges to Breakthroughs: How Partnerships and Innovation are Changing the World
Conference 2009 – A Blueprint for Action