Sola Soyombo, Vice President at the Spring Development Initiative, participated in the 2018 GlobalWA Fast Pitch

Sola Soyombo, Vice President at the Spring Development Initiative, participated in the 2018 GlobalWA Fast Pitch.

The Fast Pitch at Global Washington’s Goalmakers Conference (December 8, 2022) is an opportunity for GlobalWA members to introduce themselves and their organizations to new people and to inspire greater support for their work across the GlobalWA network.

You must be a member in good standing and have registered for the conference in advance in order to take part in the Fast Pitch.

If your organization is selected, your presentation should answer the following question:

“What does co-creation mean to your organization – internal with staff, external with partners and funders, or with complex initiatives (e.g. PPP distribution for Covid)?”

You will have 2 minutes and at most 10 slides to present your answer.

About the topic:

The Covid pandemic forced global development organizations to examine our work, our internal structures, and our value proposition. As the world recovers from the past two and a half years of disruption, organizations have the opportunity to build better, stronger models of service delivery rather than going back to the way things were.

The concept of co-creation allows organizations to gather ideas from new and diverse sources in order to create innovative solutions that could not have been designed otherwise. It opens pathways to collaboration and partnership. For global development, co-creation provides an added framework to center people in low- and middle-income countries in defining the problems and finding the best solutions.

If selected as a Fast Pitch presenter, you will be invited to take part in a training session in October and a practice session in November. You will be coached throughout the process to ensure your presentation is the best it can be.

Applications are due Monday, October 3rd.


The winner of the Fast Pitch 2022 will receive a FREE ticket to our 2023 Annual Goalmakers Conference, and the utmost respect and recognition from our community audience!

Questions? Contact Joel Meyers, Director of Communications.