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Transnational NGO Initiative presents: Dean Hirsch

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Transnational NGO Initiative Presents: Dean Hirsch

The Future for Child-Focused Development NGOs: Perspectives of the former CEO of World Vision International

Dean Hirsch will share his experiences as the CEO of one of the world’s leading humanitarian NGOs. He will also present his views on the present NGO landscape as well as indicators for success and sustainability in TNGOs.

Mr. Hirsch was World Vision president from 1996 through September 2009 and served as a Global Ambassador for World Vision until 2010. Hirsch is known for refocusing World Vision’s development and advocacy work on children, and during his presidency, World Vision’s income grew five-fold. Today, its 40,000 staff members provide health care, education, clean water, emergency food, tools, shelter and technical know-how to millions of the world’s poorest inhabitants

Prior to his appointment as World Vision president in 1996, Hirsch served as chief operating officer, vice president for development and vice president for relief operations. Hirsch has worked extensively in disaster and post-conflict situations.

Dean Hirsch is currently serving as a part time consultant to a number of non-profit agencies that are providing assistance domestically and internationally.

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