CEO, Global Poverty Project and Global Citizen
Ever heard of a “philanthropic prodigy”? According to the New York Times, Hugh Evans fits the bill. Hugh is an energetic and resolute activist, recognized internationally for his steadfast dedication to promoting youth advocacy and volunteerism in the fight to end global poverty. His humanitarian efforts began when he was only 14, when he was living with his host family in a Manila slum. In 2008, Hugh founded the acutely ambitious Global Poverty Project, from which sprang the annual Global Citizen Festival. Free tickets to the Festival are available to global citizens who join the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030, and take “action” to earn their admission. Global Citizen has since resulted in countless commitments and policy announcements and rallied millions of people, including numerous A-list celebrities and musicians. Hugh’s vision finds power in proof, that when individuals collaborate and form communities around an issue, action ensues.
Global Citizen is C2 Montréal 2016’s official Social Change Partner.