Who's who in #globaldev: September appointments

By Jenny Lei Ravelo 26 September 2016

Larry Sampler, Jr. (center) is the incoming president of the One Earth Future Foundation. Photo by: USAID Pakistan

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative has announced the individual who will head its efforts in the field of science: Cori Bargmann, a renowned neuroscientist currently teaching as a Torsten N. Wiesel Professor at The Rockefeller University. She starts Oct. 1.

In her upcoming role, Bargmann will be leading and overseeing the initiative’s work in advancing research aimed at finding a “cure, prevent, or manage all diseases by the end of the century.” Despite the humongous task, Bargmann will continue as a professor at Rockefeller.

Global Partnership for Education

Award-winning singer-songwriter and philanthropist Rihanna has taken another step in advancing children’s access to education globally. Last week, she accepted the role of becoming the global ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education, a multistakeholder platform that advocates for children’s access to education around the world.

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Jenny Lei Ravelo@JennyLeiRavelo

Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex senior reporter based in Manila. Since 2011, she has covered a wide range of development and humanitarian aid issues, from leadership and policy changes at DfID to the logistical and security impediments faced by international and local aid responders in disaster-prone and conflict-affected countries in Africa and Asia. Her interests include global health and the analysis of aid challenges and trends in sub-Saharan Africa.


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