In the concluding day, the themes that resonated across different meeting rooms continuously were trust and risk. The day started with three breakout sessions on Trust, Finance and Risk. You cannot solve social issues if you are not innovative and willing to take risks. But how much risk is allowed by philanthropic organisations which fund some of these initiatives? How would one get the financing when increasingly the funding market is getting tighter? As the funds get tighter, trust and confidence among partners become a key challenge. How can that be enhanced? All of the three groups reported an array of solutions ranging from new opportunities through connectivity, improved communication, diaspora philanthropy, changing of ‘the matrix’ before making a grant etc. The solutions were wide and varied. But did they go deep enough?
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