On Saturday, April 16th Operation HOPE will be presenting its newest initiative, Global Money, at the Civil Society Policy Forum in Washington DC. This Forum is organized by the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund and brings together CSO representatives, Bank and Fund staff, government officials, and other stakeholders to exchange views on a variety of topics ranging from global economic recovery, and food price volatility, to climate change.

Joining our session, “A Global Money Initiative Workshop to discuss the ‘language of money’ and how it is applied in international countries” will be John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE Founder, Chairman and CEO; Shannon Campbell, Director of the Global Money Initiative; Sue Rutledge, Coordinator of the World Bank Global Program on Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy; Thierry Tanoh, Vice President Sub-Saharan Africa at the International Finance Corporation(of the World Bank Group); and Sean Cleary, Chairman of Strategic Concepts (Pty) Ltd, from South Africa.

Currently, the World Bank is working on financial education through its World Bank Global Program on Consumer Protection and Financial Literacy. This Global Money Forum will compliment and engage the civil society voice around the global financial literacy campaign, in particular in Africa, South America and North America.

Wikia-HOPE Global Money Initiative was originally launched in partnership with the Casablanca Stock Exchange, in Arabic and French, in Morocco earlier this year. Wikia-HOPE Global Money is currently available in English, Spanish, French and Arabic, and 45 additional languages are planned.

John Hope Bryant is the founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc., author of Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business book LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), and a Member of the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability.

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