The Gates Annual Letter 2015 – 4 quick takeaways for global health

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Each year, in early January the Gates Annual Letter is published. The letter, written by Bill and Melinda Gates, takes stock of the achievements of the global development community in the past year, as well as looking forward to challenges and opportunities ahead. The Gates Annual Letter also pinpoints what needs to be done if we are to reach ambitious …

Enter Curious! Our meeting with the Gates Foundation in Seattle

Shane O'Halloran Youth Empowerment

Last week, my colleagues and I attended a series of high profile meetings in Seattle at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). The meeting was part of a key partner summit meeting that the Foundation organises each year. Seven of us from DSW went to the summit, each of us representing a key area of focus in DSW. My …

DSW Reading List – 30th April

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Every week we post interesting, provocative, informative and thought-provoking articles that we at DSW have been reading – from global health, to sexual rights, to ODA and the future of development assistance. Enjoy!   To mark World Malaria Day last Friday, DSW’s Caroline Kent, International Director of Partnerships and Communications, wrote in EurActiv on the importance of accelerating investment in …

DSW at the PDP Forum in Seattle

Cecile Vernant Youth Empowerment

  My colleague from Berlin, Katharina and I spent four days last week in lovely Seattle for the Product Development Forum, organised by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). It was an intense and packed event with 500 of the most knowledgeable people around the world in the field of Global Health R&D.   The event was a great …