To re-imagine the future is to create the future, so if we could imagine, shape and inspire the future, what would that future look like? This very dialogue on ambitions, hopes and possibilities will be discussed in a panel by distinguished speakers; Atty. Lilia de Lima, Former Director-General of Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA);Mr. Anshu Gupta, Founder, Goonj and Ms. Amanda Witdarmono from Indonesia.
Meet our panel of speakers for Plenary One – “If we could imagine, shape and inspire the Future, what would that Future look like?”
Atty. Lilia de Lima – In 1995, she was asked to serve as PEZA’s first Director-General charged with promoting and regulating foreign investments in the country’s economic zones. Bucking tremendous pressures and threats, Director-General de Lima single-mindedly pursued a program of reform. As 2017 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee, she was recognized for“her unstinting, sustained leadership in building a credible and efficient PEZA,proving that the honest, competent and dedicated work of public servants can, indeed,redound to real economic benefits to millions of Filipinos.
Mr Anshu Gupta – Anshu Gupta, popularly known as the Clothing Man is the Founder of an Indian based nonprofit – Goonj. One of India’s best known social entrepreneurs, Anshu was conferred the Ramon Magsaysay Award in 2015 for ‘his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India, his enterprising leadership in treating cloth as a sustainable development resource for the poor, and in reminding the world that true giving always respects and preserves human dignity’.
Amanda Witdarmono is the Executive Director of We the Teachers, an organization that works closely with school leaders, principals and administrators to design and deliver teachers’ professional development, specifically in pedagogy, through workshops, classroom observations, and lesson analysis. Since its founding in 2014, We the Teachers have reached to more than 3,000 educators in public and private schools throughout Indonesia.