Jeroo Billimoria is the founder of several innovative and award-winning NGOs and has over twenty years’ experience running systems change organizations. She is a Skoll awardee, an Ashoka and Schwab Fellow. Among her organizations are Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) and Aflatoun International. CYFI has created a global network of partners who have collectively created meaningful change in financial inclusion and Economic Citizenship Education for young people in over 160 countries, while Aflatoun International has succeeded in working with global partners to provide social and financial education to over 1 million children in 100 countries. Prior to this, Jeroo founded Childline India and Child Helpline International, which have facilitated a global movement for protection of children and youth and are active in more than 181 countries – having responded to over 160 million calls. Jeroo is now founder of One Family Foundation which incubates social innovations and applies the systems change methodology to help organizations scale. As of June 2019 One Family Foundation is anchoring Catalyst 2030, initiated by leading social entrepreneurs from Ashoka, Echoing Green, the Schwab Foundation, the Skoll Foundation and other global networks of social entrepreneurs. The group is inclusive and is rapidly expanding to include governments, funders, bilateral organisations, multilateral organisations and others seeking the timely achievement of the SDGs. Catalyst 2030 was launched at the World Economic Forum in January 2020. It aims to accelerate progress towards the SDGs by radically transforming social innovation ecosystems and driving systems change interventions at the country level.
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- South Asia, Japan, Korea & North Asia, Greater China, North America, Africa, ASEAN, Middle East & North Africa, Eurasia, Eurasia, Europe
Child and Youth Finance International
Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI) is set to ensure financial education and financial inclusion for 100 million children and youths in 100 countries by 2015, by working with international stakeholders and experts around the world, including financial institutions, the regulatory authorities of over 65 countries and NGOs. Its work includes forming partnerships to widen the concept of child finance and its integration into national and international policies. Child finance was recently set for adoption into the G20's financial inclusion indicators.