[mc src="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GppP6ukVUZ8&feature=feedu" type="youtube"]10×10 Photo Exhibit Opening Reception, sponsored by Intel & USAID – October 20th, 2011[/mc]As part of USAID’s 50th Anniversary and Public-Private Partnerships Week, experts convened at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in DC, including 10×10′s founding partner Intel, to discuss how to accelerate stability and development in the poorest countries to achieve meaningful results. 10×10 was pleased to be a point of attraction at the event, offering a visually enriching experience with our very first 10×10 photo gallery. The exhibit features photographs of empowered girls who embody the positive results of forging alliances across sectors to make change happen.
On the heels of her panel discussion on how changing the trajectory for girls can radically accelerate the prosperity and security of the developing [and developed] world, Shelly Esque, Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Affairs, Intel Corporation and President of the Intel Foundation, welcomed guests to the gallery alongside USAID’s Deputy Administrator Don Steinberg. Both Shelly and Don spoke about the strategic value of connecting business and development. Steinberg said, “This is the new world we live in. It’s all about partnerships.” He went on to quote his colleague, Maura O’Neill, Senior Counselor to the Administrator at USAID, stating “No one–no government agency, no private corporation, no foreign government–has the monopoly on good ideas, on resources, on ground truths, or on moral authority.”
The photographs in the exhibit, all taken by 10×10 film producers at work in the field, tell only a handful of the stories of girls we have met in cities and villages around the world who are fighting for a good education. By forging strategic partnerships, the awareness and impact of educational programs will grow and we can make a real difference for girls and women around the world.
The exhibit, sponsored by Intel and USAID, will run through November at the gallery at the USAID Knowledge Services Center at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Mezzanine Level, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington D.C. 20004.