Hans Rosling and Percy Barnevik debate the future of aid

29 Apr 2013

Gloria Kabagwira, Commercial farmer | Kirehe district, Rwanda | Getting water from the well she built

Gloria Kabagwira | Commercial farmer | Kirehe district, Rwanda

Hans Rosling debates the changing face of aid with Hand In Hand founder Percy Barnevik

Hans Rosling, the renowned academic and public speaker, teamed up with philanthropist Percy Barnevik to discuss world poverty at a recent event organized by Hand in Hand Sweden in Stockholm.

Percy Barnevik, Founder and Chairman of Hand In Hand, portrait picture.

Percy Barnevik | Founder and Chairman of Hand In Hand

Hans gave an informed and entertaining overview of global poverty in the 21st century. Percy talked about his involvement with the Hand in Hand network, the role of business in development and why corporations need to engage in combating poverty through entrepreneurship.

The two men were speaking to an audience of over 100 people drawn from the corporate, NGO, government and civil society worlds.

The event was sponsored by Grant Thornton and the discussion was moderated by Dagens Industry – the leading financial daily in Sweden.

Click here to watch a similar TED Talk by Hans Rosling.