Welcome Cohort Four! The Task Force for Global Health, Stephen Seungkwon Kim
The Hilton Prize Coalition Fellows Program seeks to develop a robust pipeline of leaders who possess not only subject matter skills and expertise, but also the soft leadership skills needed to succeed in the workplace, and who understand and value the importance of collaboration for humanitarian and development organizations to increase effectiveness throughout the sector.
This year the Coalition ushers in the next cohort of Fellows. Stephen Seungkwon Kim is one such Fellow joining Coalition member The Task Force for Global Health, an organization whose mission is to improve health conditions for vulnerable populations around the world, especially people living in poverty.
Read on to meet Stephen and learn how he will plug into The Task Force for Global Health in order to grow as a future humanitarian leader over the course of his fellowship.
WHAT WILL YOUR ROLE BE AT THE TASK FORCE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH?
I am working to support the development of a new learning strategy for the global Field Epidemiology Training Program community.
WHAT ABOUT THE TASK FORCE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH’S MISSION APPEALS TO YOU?
I am passionate about the work The Task Force for Global Health does because of their noble vision: To keep the world safe from disease by increasing countries capacities to detect and respond to disease threats, expanding the global health workforce, and building relationships between ministries of health and other partners. There is an emphasis on building local capacity, training, collaboration and knowledge exchange.
YOU ARE A PART OF THE NEXT GENERATION OF HUMANITARIAN LEADERS. HOW DO YOU PLAN TO LEAVE A MARK AT THE TASK FORCE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH?
I plan to leave a mark here by learning from current leaders to gain the necessary skills to lead strategies of the future. I am convening meetings with current SMEs and supporting the learning strategy that will provide a platform for future knowledge exchange and provide a guideline to ensure quality programs and core competencies for graduates entering field epidemiology.
About the Hilton Prize Coalition
The Hilton Prize Coalition is an independent alliance of the winners of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, working together to achieve collective impact. The Coalition leverages the resources, talents and expertise of each of its members to innovate and establish best practices that can be shared with the global NGO and donor communities. Working in more than 170 countries, the Coalition is governed by a board comprised of the leaders of the Prize-winning organizations led by an Executive Committee and a Secretariat, Global Impact.