Can one city claim to be the centre of the global development community? London can certainly mount the argument. And it’s not just that DFID, EBRD, top development NGOs, future-minded corporations, the social enterprise community and leading university programs in development all hail from the London area.
What may be more important about London is the new generation of social entrepreneurs, astute advocates, private sector innovators and donor agency reformers who are at the forefront of a global movement to reshape the way aid and development is done.
You may have glimpsed these young leaders before, standing in the BA queue at Terminal 5 on their way to Malawi, rushing through Victoria Station to a meeting at DFID or debating the latest World Bank study at a café in the NGO hub of Farringdon. Now, we at Devex are bringing them together by honouring The Devex London 40 Under 40 International Development Leaders.
The nomination process has now concluded and the selected individuals were honoured at a private reception in London at the Milken Institute Summit. To learn more about the young leaders selected please visit the ‘Meet the 40 Under 40‘ section of this site.