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Igniting Change Podcast Season 3: Episode 5

Feraye Ozfescioglu, CEO of World Humanitarian Forum, joins us to discuss how what began as a one-off event has now become one of the largest convener of Humanitarian organisations in the world.


S3 blogpost episode 5

Over 339 million people around the world are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance and protection, with countless more affected by fragility, conflicts, and vulnerability.

On this week’s episode, Rich and Gabby sit down with Feraye Ozfescioglu, CEO at the World Humanitarian Forum (WHF), the largest and most inclusive nonpartisan forum in humanitarian aid and international development. A massive focus for WHF is taking the conversations and turning them into actions.

The inception of the World Humanitarian Forum started with a summit hosted in Istanbul by the UN in 2016, and it was evident there was a need for an organisation to become a convener of humanitarian organisations across the world.

Meet Feraye

Feraye Ozfescioglu is the CEO of the World Humanitarian Forum. She has been working within the group companies for 14 years and she is a strategist with cross-sector knowledge. She is passionate about humanitarian aid and international development and has been involved in this since 2010.

She has been involved in the management of G8 – G20 Summits, EXPO organisations and she was the event director of the first ever World Humanitarian Summit. She has international expertise and has been a consultant for UN.

She was selected as one of the women leaders who will influence the future of the world by Goldman Sachs and US State Department.

About World Humanitarian Forum

The Forum engages the foremost political, business and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas on humanitarian aid and international development.

Bringing together decision-makers and opinion-formers in the public, private and non-profit sectors, the World Humanitarian Forum serves as the international organisation for public-private cooperation.

Listen to the full episode here

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Published on April 6, 2023, last updated on April 17, 2023

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