With media attention dying down, support networks advancing to their next crisis, and relief budgets drying up, the after-effects of a crisis often generate additional mistrust and despair. Those most affected are often those that are already most vulnerable, who can be feeling long-term and concentrated effects of loss of home, food shortages, devastating health effects, lack of economic opportunity. In order for leadership to keep or regain the trust of their communities, they need to have support and communications systems in place long after the immediate effects of the crises have passed.
Executive Director of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation
Singapore Management University
Christy Davis is Executive Director of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation at the Singapore Management University, and Editor in Chief of its flagship publication, Social Space. She brings more than 25 years of experience across the private, public and social sectors. Prior to joining the Centre, Christy founded Asia P3 Hub, a multi-sector partnership hub hosted by World Vision International, whose aim is to tackle effects of poverty and collectively create solutions to benefit families and communities.
Immediately following the 2004 Asian tsunami, Christy made the jump from the corporate to humanitarian sector, working with UNDP as a private-sector partnership advisor. She has come to be an enthusiastic proponent of traditional and unconventional collaborations and “combinatorial innovation”, where each stakeholder brings to the table their unique assets. She believes that when combined in new ways, this co-creation approach can yield innovations to solve existing problems.
Christy was part of the first cohort to graduate from the Singapore Management University’s Master of Tri-Sector Collaboration in 2015, and also holds an Executive MBA from Sasin Graduate School of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Originally from the US, she has made her home across four countries in the Asia Pacific for 30 years.
Best-selling Author, International Speaker on Courage in Leadership, and Media Commentator
Best-selling Author, International Speaker on Courage in Leadership, and Media Commentator. Margie Warrell is on a mission to embolden people to lead more bravely and create a more courageous, equitable world.
Margie’s insights on courageous leadership have been shaped by her work background in Fortune 500 business, coaching and psychology along with her work with trailblazing leaders from Richard Branson to Bill Marriott and organizations such as Google, NASA and the United Nations Foundation. Due to complete her PhD in the interplay of gender, power and leadership this month, Margie is an honoree of the Women’s Economic Forum and Ambassador for Women in Global Business who is a passionate advocate for the advancement of women in leadership.
A board member of Forbes School of Business & Technology and sought after global speaker, Margie has learned a lot about over-coming fear and navigating uncertainty since her childhood growing up on a small farm in rural Australia. Due to relocate from Singapore to Washington DC this December, Margie walks her talk when it comes to living bravely, most recently summiting Mt Kilimanjaro with her husband and their four children. Margie’s released her fifth book on the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic You’ve Got This! The Life-Changing Power of Trusting Yourself.
Jonathan Hursh is the Founding Partner of Utopia, an urban innovation group for emerging cities. Utopia aims to build the urban ecosystem for emerging cities and their slums by establishing a network of CITYLabs across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Jonathan is an advisory board member of Harvard’s Master of Design Engineering program, an advisory board member of the World Economic Forum’s Urbanization Initiative, and a recipient of the World Economic Forum’s Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Advisor, Global Cultural Districts Network
Anupam Yog is a creative strategist with experience in competitive positioning of countries, cities, destinations and places. Passionate about urban innovation, Anupam is an avid community organizer and champion for walkable cities. He was invited by Singapore’s Centre for Liveable Cities to join their Young Leaders Group in 2018.
In a career spanning nearly two decades, Anupam has held leadership roles in high growth environments across the public, private & social sectors. He has crafted and implemented global campaigns for Brand India, most notably at the World Economic Forum in Davos, successfully positioning India as the “fastest growing free market democracy”; for Brand London in Beijing, Mumbai and Delhi; and led economic diplomacy & investment marketing initiatives in the UK, EU, USA, Japan, Brazil, China and ASEAN. He has also successfully helped launch Virtuous Retail, an institutional property development company that owns and operates a portfolio of ~ 6 million square feet of branded, community focused, new age retail destinations in major Indian cities.
Anupam was recognized as one of India’s leading urban innovators by Metropolis, World Association of Major Metropolises in “Indian Cities: Managing Urban Growth”. He has been invited to share his vision of alternative urban futures at SAIS – The Johns Hopkins University and the World Bank in Washington DC. He has co-developed and teaches, as guest faculty, an executive education course on ‘Inclusive Citymaking’ at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (NUS) in Singapore.