The Goalmakers annual conference is the premier event for global development practitioners, funders, companies, and partners on the West Coast.
The past 18 months will be remembered as a period of massive global disruption and upheaval. The overlapping crises of the pandemic and calls to decolonize global development have also created an opportunity to reset, reimagine, and rebuild existing systems for a more equitable future. Those in the global development community are responding to urgent and growing needs and re-evaluating their role in the world with a frame of decolonization.
This December, Global Washington will convene “Goalmakers” whose work is critical to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goalmakers are those who are singularly focused on building a more equitable, healthy, and prosperous world for everyone.
Goalmakers weigh the possibilities, they work in partnership with others who share their goals, they center equity inside their organization and in their programs, and they keep finding ways to move forward. They do not give up, because the stakes are simply too high to fail: fighting Covid and other deadly diseases; eliminating poverty and hunger, stopping climate change; educating the next generation; strengthening local economies; protecting human rights; safeguarding food supplies; delivering clean water.
These are not hopes and wishes. These are tangible goals. And they are achievable.