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Sylvia Burwell

Title President, Global Development
Organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sylvia Mathews Burwell is president of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Development Program. She oversees efforts to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and extreme poverty. Burwell leads Global Development’s grantmaking and advocacy in various foundation initiatives: Agricultural Development; Financial Services for the Poor; Water, Sanitation, & Hygiene; Global Libraries; and special initiatives.

Posts By Sylvia Burwell

 

Building a Better World: Supporting Farming Families

Money invested in agricultural development pays off. Just ask Odetta Mukanyiko, a Rwandan farmer who recently quadrupled her income through a World Food Program-sponsored initiative.

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Better Crops = Better Lives

One way to talk about malnutrition is through numbers. And they are startling.

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Aid in the 21st Century

Last week, Canada’s Globe and Mail came down to Seattle from their Vancouver, B.C., bureau to interview me for a new feature called Leading Thinkers. In this series, they select a theme, film individuals talking on the subject, and then post short videos. They asked if I would speak about “Aid in the 21st Century,” and I am honored that they selected me.

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Fortify Lives with Agriculture and Nutrition

Agriculture and nutrition can really work together for some powerful results. Not only does increasing agricultural productivity improve the health of smallholder farmers through better nutrition, but healthier smallholder farmers are also more productive, giving them the opportunity to grow more food, earn more income, and contribute to further economic growth.

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Keeping Promises and Delivering Hope to Poor Farmers and Their Families

Two days, 150 organizations, 300 speakers, 7,000 delegates, a bazillion ideas. The European Development Days conference I attended in Brussels earlier this month was a smorgasbord of dialogue on international development.

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