Partnering for Global Impact® 2013 announces Kiran Bedi as Keynote Speaker

Partnering for Global Impact today announced that Dr. Kiran Bedi will make a keynote address at the upcoming event in Lugano, Switzerland this July 10–11. Dr. Bedi is well known for her work in police and prison reforms during her time as India’s highest ranking police officer, and for her philanthropy and anti-corruption work in India.

Kiran Bedi became the first woman officer in the Indian Police Service in 1972 and rose to the highest rank in the service. Her expertise includes more than 35 years of creative and reformative policing and prison management. In 1994, she received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award (also called the Asian Nobel Prize) for this work. She is the founder of two NGOs, Navjyoti and India Vision Foundation, which reach out to thousands of underserved children, women and men in the areas of education, vocational skills, environment, counseling, and healthcare to the urban and rural poor. Her NGOs run community colleges, registered with the Indira Gandhi National Open University, to provide vocational and soft skills to marginalized Indian youth. She is also the author of several books.

Dr. Bedi has been consistently voted as India’s most admired and trusted woman. Currently, she is in the vanguard of the nationwide India Against Corruption movement led by Shri Anna Hazare. Team Anna drafted the Jan Lokpal Bill to deter corruption. The bill is currently waiting to become an official Act before Parliament.

Dr. Bedi will join Partnering for Global Impact on July 11.

“I look forward to sharing my experiences in creating innovative and achievable ways for the young, underserved population to become a powerful ‘demographic dividend’ for their own communities and humanity at large,” said Dr. Bedi. “The pioneering work of many impact investors and venture philanthropists can support many of the initiatives that maximize impact.”

Partnering for Global Impact will feature a dynamic program with a select group of initiatives being presented and a series of panel discussions, plenaries and keynotes exploring new models of impact investment and venture philanthropy engagement.

Register by May 31, 2013 to save CHF 200 Companies and organizations interested to present at Partnering for Global Impact 2013 can find information on how to apply at The deadline for applying to present is April 26, 2013.

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