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New philanthropy initiative: ‘How to do good’ announces multi-city Speaker Tour with heavyweight line-up

This month will see the inaugural launch event in the How to do good tour, a series of challenging and inspiring discussion about how philanthropy can work to address some of the great humanitarian challenges of our age, such as the refugee crisis, education and gender equality.

The tour will visit Oslo, Stockholm, The Hague, Brussels, Paris, London and New York. Audiences will also hear inspirational personal stories from people making a difference in our world, celebrating the launch of new book ‘How to do good – Essays on Building a Better World’.

Moderated by distinguished broadcast journalist and author Gavin Esler (, we are bringing together international figures from the world of philanthropy with local experts.

Some of our confirmed speakers and panellists:

Dr Rouba Mhaissen, Sawa Foundation founder and director
Emtithal ‘Emi’ Mahmoud, refugee, award winning Slam poet, Yale graduate and one of the BBC’s top 100 influential women 2015
Jan Egeland, Secretary General, Norwegian Refugee Council
Bernt Apeland, Secretary General Norwegian Red Cross
Ingrid Stange, Chair Partnership for Change
Per Saxegaard, Founder and Executive Chairman Business for Peace Foundation
Freddie Kanoute, Founder Kanoute Foundation, Ex Premiership and La Liga Footballer, La Liga Ambassador and Malian Philanthropist
Kjell Magne Bondevik, former Prime Minister and Head of the Oslo Center

Published by Philanthropy Age, ‘How to do good - Essays on Building a Better World’ is a collection of extraordinary personal stories from thought leaders, celebrities, statesmen and women, Nobel prize winners, social entrepreneurs, philanthropists and others, driving and inspiring positive change. These include President Jimmy Carter, Melinda Gates, Matt Damon, Forest Whitaker, Filippo Grandi (UNHCR), Azim Premji, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka (UN Women), Judith Rodin (Rockefeller Foundation), ex-football star Freddie Oumar Kanouté, Joanne Liu (Médecins Sans Frontières), Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi, Alexandre Mars, Yao Chen, Princess Lamia AlSaud of AlWaleed Philanthropies and Princess Astrid of Belgium as well as ordinary people doing extraordinary things.