event overview

ebbf Utrecht - how to effectively work with others when aiming to reach and serve 2 billion people?



You are cordially invited to an “ebbf meaningful conversations” potluck dinner.

The ebbf learning event experience in May was great! The next one in October we look forward to attend. Let’s now continue our ebbf conversations and help each other move forward, solve problems and address challenges in regular ebbf meetings in the Netherlands.

This next meeting will take place in Utrecht on 8 September 2017.

Mr. Bijan Azami, founder and chairperson of TwoBillionEyes Foundation will be briefly presenting his journey and ups and downs of sharing it with others actors, raising the following question:

“When your goal is unleashing the potential of 2 billion people, you can’t do it alone!  But how can you work effectively with others who may not share the same ethical principles?”

2.5 billion people affected by poor vision and do not have access to eye-glasses. 80% of them (2 billion people) live in low-income countries. 1 billion of them have less than 50% clear vision which is a necessity for education, employment and social justice. TwoBillionEyes Foundation aims to unleash the potential of these people to create a better world. Along the way, we have learnt a highly inclusive multi-player step change approach is needed to fulfil our goal. Having the desire to be an example in putting ethics into action, we would like to inspire, attract and connect other actors in the field so that we can march together to make the world a better place. However, this is easier said than done.

The presentation will be a starting point for a meaningful conversation that deepens our understanding of practicing our values and ethical principles when collaborating with others.

We will also discuss of what each one of us, despite having different goals and aims can practically do contribute to the common goal of having a prosperous world, how we can address the challenges we face on the way and share our thoughts, questions and next steps with the rest of ebbf community.

Lets move forward together, step by step!

RSVP and for more information contact: netherlands@ebbf.org

8 September 2017 between 18:00-21:00 (starts with a potluck dinner).
Plompetorengracht 26, 3512 CD Utrecht.


Friday, September 8th, 2017
06:00 pm to 09:00 pm CET.


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