Gates Foundation Deputy Director to Speak on Strategic Philanthropy
LINCOLN, Neb. - The role of strategic philanthropy in agricultural research and development will be addressed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln April 9 by a representative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
(Media-Newswire.com) - LINCOLN, Neb. — The role of strategic philanthropy in agricultural research and development will be addressed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln April 9 by a representative of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Prabhu Pingali, head of the foundation's agricultural policy and statistics program, will present the seminar "International Agriculture Development: The Role of Strategic Philanthropy" at 2:30 p.m. in the East Union at UNL's East Campus.
Pingali defines strategic philanthropy as voluntary targeted efforts designed to achieve long-term societal goals. Strategic philanthropy now accounts for a significant share of the developing world's agricultural research and development support.
The seminar is part of the Filley-Garey public lecture, funded by the family of H. Clyde Filley, the first chairman of the Department of Agricultural Economics. The building that houses the department is named after Filley.
A reception will follow the seminar.
Pingali has written 10 books and more than 100 referred journal articles and book chapters on food policy, technological change, productivity growth and research management in the developing world.
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