Maximizing Coalition Sustainability Through Partnerships, Part 2: Diversifying Funding and Fundraising

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Comprehensive Cancer Control (CCC) succeeds through diverse stakeholders and resources coordinated by coalition staff. Entrepreneurship and forming public-private partnerships are important approaches to enhancing coalition membership and supporting CCC activities. This webinar is the second of a 2-webinar series on Maximizing Coalition Sustainability through Partnerships and will focus on diversifying funding and fundraising to advance coalition work.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe how resource sharing can enhance coalition membership and engagement
  2. Describe an example of a successful public-private partnership
  3. Identify entrepreneurial approaches to seeking resources to support coalition activities

SungAh Lee is the Head of Country Accelerators, Shaping the Future of the New Economy and Society at the World Economic Forum. Through this work she is committed to building prosperous, inclusive and equitable economies and societies that create opportunity for all. Before joining the World Economic Forum, SungAh was the Director, Members and Partners Development at the Union for International Cancer Control and focused her efforts in building memberships and partnerships to support the global cancer community. Prior to this work, she worked at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation focusing on providing financial services to the poor and building global advocacy programs. SungAh was also the Founding member and Director of Global Partnerships at the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, a global network of financial sector policy makers and private sector working towards a more inclusive financial system development. She served as a Board / Committee member at the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)'s Shaping Inclusive Finance Transformations (SHIFT) program and the Better than Cash Alliance (BTCA). In addition, her earlier work spans across working at the United Nations (UN), International Trade Center (ITC), and LG Company.

Rolf Hansen is the Chief Executive Officer of the Cancer Association of Namibia and Director of the Namibia National Cancer Registry. He studied Marketing and Communication Science with the University of South Africa prior to pursuing a career in journalism. Rolf fell in love with his native Namibia as environmental and tourism journalist and sub-editor for one of the national daily newspapers and ventured into the local tourism industry where he opened his first guesthouse at only 22 years old. By 30 he decided to take a sabbatical from his businesses and ended up formulating a turn-around strategy for the national umbrella organisation fighting cancer in Namibia. Rolf became the youngest CEO of the Cancer Association of Namibia (established in 1968) in 2015 at the age of 30, and has furthered his studies in the areas of cancer control, public administration, and epidemiology in the last 5 years - "purely because I love what we do and how we are able to positively impact lives!"