Devex: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation Selected a Devex Top 40 Innovator
April 19, 2011
The Foundation was chosen as a Devex Top 40 Development Innovator for its work in eliminating pediatric AIDS through new and inventive ways.
The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation was selected as a Devex Top 40 Development Innovator based on a poll of thousands of Devex members, who collectively comprise one of the largest networks of global aid and international development professionals.
Devex announced the Top 40 Development Innovators on April 18 on Facebook at www.facebook.com/devex. Many of the top 40 innovators also participated in a Q&A on innovation, designed to spur a broader dialogue in the development community (see Facebook for links to specific Q&As).
"Solving the big global challenges we face – from climate change to poverty – will require innovation,” Devex President Raj Kumar said. “We are proud to honor these 40 organizations that are leveraging innovative techniques and approaches to solve complex problems.”
“We are honored to be recognized by Devex as a top innovator in our field,” says Charles Lyons, President and CEO of the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. “Eliminating pediatric AIDS worldwide is clearly possible, but it will only be accomplished through innovative solutions that will help ensure that every mother has the medicines and health care she and her baby need. We are proud to receive this award and to be among so many other international development leaders.”
The Devex Top 40 Development Innovators include four types of international development organizations: donor agencies & foundations, development consulting companies, implementing NGOs, and advocacy groups. The selection is based on a survey Devex emailed to more than 100,000 aid workers and international development professionals.
All honorees will be recognized at a reception at the House of Sweden in Washington, DC on April 21st with Chris Thomas, Chief Strategist at Intel and Sonal Shah, White House Director of Social Innovation as featured speakers.