At the end of an afternoon of anxious anticipation, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance CEO Seth Berkley announced that his organization had exceeded its funding target, news that brought participants at the pledging conference to their feet. Devex brings you the inside story from Berlin.

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  • Musa Okwonga

    Musa Okwonga is a journalist, poet, broadcaster, musician, and PR consultant currently based in Berlin, Germany. He has written for several publications, including The Guardian, The New Statesman, ESPN and The New York Times, and is the author of two books on football, the first of which, A Cultured Left Foot, was nominated for the 2008 William Hill Sports Book of the Year. Find out more about his work at