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Hugh Evans            

Humanitarian; Founder & CEO of Global Poverty Project

Hugh Evans is an Australian humanitarian. Evans is the co-founder of both The Oaktree Foundation and Global Citizen, a Global Poverty Project. He has received domestic and international accolades for his work in promoting youth advocacy and volunteerism in order to reduce extreme poverty in developing countries.

He founded the Oaktree Foundation, which has grown to become the largest youth-run aid organization in the country, providing education to over 40,000 young people around the world.

Evans is now the CEO and founder of the Global Poverty Project (GPP), an advocacy organization working to eradicate extreme poverty. In 2011, GPP, backed by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, leveraged $118 million in new funding for the eradication of polio.

Speech Topics

Promoting Social Justice Through a Knowledge Economy

The Global Poverty Project

Changing the Future of Civic Engagement: Social Media & Technology

The Methodology Behind Social Change


Global citizen Hugh Evans on activism TED Talk - Business Insider
When Hugh Evans was 14 years old, he took a trip to the Philippines, where he was quickly struck by an alarming level of poverty. He saw people sleeping on ...
Global Poverty Project's Hugh Evans to be Honored at Billboard ...
Hugh Evans, CEO of the nonprofit Global Poverty Project and co-founder of the Global Citizen Festival, will receive the Humanitarian Award at the 12th annual ...

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