WASHINGTON, March 6, 2017— Today, at the 2017 Global Leadership Forum, hosted by the World Bank Group, the first ever Jose Edgardo Campos Collaborative Leadership awards will be presented to five exceptional leaders from around the world. These leaders, from government, private sector and civil society in Bangladesh, Colombia, the Philippines, Tonga and Tunisia have helped their countries make significant progress in the fight to end poverty and boost shared prosperity. Their work includes the empowerment of women, the Colombia peace process, tackling infant mortality, pushing for access to primary education, and improving how public servants serve citizens.
The Jose Edgardo Campos Collaborative Leadership Awards are presented for distinctive leadership that has mobilized ideas, people and resources. The Awards were instituted in the memory of Jose Edgardo (Ed) Campos, a World Bank staff member who advanced the importance of collaborative leadership, worked on successful reform programs including in his home country of the Philippines, and was a pioneer working on these issues at the World Bank. Ed served as Practice Manager for Leadership and Governance passed away in the spring of 2014.
“Ed Campos inspired colleagues across the World Bank Group through his strong commitment to delivering results for the people we serve,” World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said. “We are proud to honor his legacy through this new awards program. It is my pleasure to congratulate the 2016 recipients, who have helped their countries make significant progress in the fight to end extreme poverty.”