Laureates Collaborate at Hilton Prize Coalition Annual Meeting
On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 16 Hilton Prize Coalition member organizations convened at the Coalition’s Annual Meeting to celebrate the accomplishments of the past year and set a course for the next year’s collaborative initiatives. The meeting was held in Los Angeles to coincide with the 2017 Hilton Humanitarian Symposium and Prize Ceremony, which was held on Wednesday, October 11.
The annual meeting offered Laureate organizations an additional opportunity to gather as a collective and leverage the combined expertise, advancing the work of the Coalition and its members to innovate and achieve greater collective impact. The day’s activities included a discussion facilitated by Dr. David Addiss of The Task Force for Global Health on how the fields of humanitarian action and global health could be transformed through an invigorated and concerted focus on supporting the emotional and psychological health of staff. This conversation was followed by a preview screening of the first vignette in the new Storytelling Program series around the Syrian refugee crisis, which will premiere this fall. Then, presentations around the Coalition’s Fellows Program and current projects underway through the Collaborative Models Program afforded Laureates the opportunity to detail how their organizations have been able to implement lessons learned in other projects and otherwise amplify their work through the Coalition.
The Laureate organizations attending included:
- Aravind Eye Care System
- BRAC USA
- ECPAT International
- Fountain House
- Handicap International
- Heifer International
- HelpAge USA
- Operation Smile
- SOS Children’s Villages – USA
- The Task Force for Global Health
- Women for Women International
Also in attendance were members of the Hilton Foundation staff and its Board, as well as Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize jurors. Joining the Coalition for the first time was the newest Laureate, icddr,b, who was welcomed by all at this meeting and honored at the Prize Ceremony the next day.