How the International Rescue Committee uses Technology to Empower Refugees & Displaced People
All across the globe, nonprofits and social impact organizations are using communications technology to change lives for the better. Join David Miliband, CEO of the International Rescue Committe, and Erin Reilly, Chief Social Impact Officer at Twilio, to hear how one of the largest humanitarian aid organizations in the world, is using technology to empower refugees and displaced people to build better lives through COVID-19. Note: This session will air a second time for our Europe, Middle East, and Africa audience on October 1 at 4:30pm BST. It will also air for our Asia, Pacific and Japan audience on October 2 at 10:30am SGT.
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David Miliband

President and CEO at International Rescue Committee

David Miliband is President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee (IRC), where he oversees the agency’s humanitarian relief operations in more than 40 countries and its refugee resettlement and assistance programs in 25 US cities.

From 2007 to 2010, Miliband was the 74th Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of the United Kingdom, driving advancements in human rights and representing the U.K. throughout the world. In 2006, as Secretary of State for the Environment, he pioneered the world’s first legally binding emissions reduction requirements. He was Member of Parliament for South Shields from 2001 to 2013.

Erin Reilly

Chief Social Impact Officer at Twilio

Erin is energized by using a company’s unique assets to create positive impact on the world. In the past 20 years, she’s driven social and environmental change while working at companies such as Google, Yahoo!, and Nike. She’s helped launch new businesses in Africa and India to provide fast access to the Internet, engaged tens of millions of people in environmental programs, and raised millions of dollars for disaster response. Erin also has experience in the nonprofit sector at Business for Social Responsibility, and started her career at the engineering firm Tetra Tech. She holds a BA in Human Biology / Environmental Management from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.