IFC 2019 Opening Plenary: William Kamkwamba, “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”

Posted on: May 10th, 2019 by Resource Alliance

William Kamkwamba is better known as “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”.  

IFC 2019 is very much about the power of one. And few people can be as shining and inspiring an example of that power than our opening keynote speaker, William Kamkwamba. You can read more about William here.

To kick off IFC 2019, William will share his story of overcoming hardships that threatened his education and of going on to not only study on his own but to create pathways to a better life for his family and his entire village in Malawi. At the age of 14.

William will speak to the importance of heeding the call to action when it presents itself. Even at a young age, he knew that one person can create change… real, lasting, positive change… on a personal level, a family level, a community level. And by sharing his story, by inspiring change agents like the 1,000 of you gathered here at IFC 2019, he has expanded his reach to a global level.

The time you spend with William will fill you with awe; it will ignite your passions anew and deepen your belief in the power of one.

William Kamkwamba - The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind


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Together we can

Posted on: August 22nd, 2018 by IFC Holland

Expect music. Expect powerful personal stories. Expect a call for radical collaboration. Expect to be challenged by:

  • Mesmerizing Argentinian pianist Sergio Feferovich – a musician with a message
  • Asha Curran, one of the minds behind the phenomenon that is #GivingTuesday, exploring what it looks like to put New Power principles into action
  • DSIL Global CEO Katy Grennier with a profound and personal call for our work to be driven by a radical approach to inclusion and problem solving

This specially created plenary will be hosted by the co-founder of Socialgiver.com, Aliza Napartivaumnuay, and will embody the IFC 2018 theme – Together We Can – and set the tone for three days of collaborating for the good of all.

The possibilities are endless.

Who should attend: Everyone, of course!