Skoll Bets Big Against Global Threats

Jeff Skoll, a Canadian immigrant and dual citizen, is being recognized in the United States for a data-driven approach to major global problems and a high tolerance for risks. The Skoll Foundation supports social entrepreneurs with innovative ideas about health, housing, education and other essential needs. Skoll-funded organizations tackle threats of mass destruction, such as disease pandemics, climate change and the spread of nuclear weapons; invest in companies that aim to do good while doing well; and produce films and digital media that meld entertainment with inspiration.

Celebrating the awards for social entrepreneurship at the Skoll World Forum 2017 - on the big screen behind the stage are representatives of the two African awardees - Apollo Goma of Babban Gona in Nigeria and Dr. Raj Panjabi of Last Mile Health in Liberia.

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