Mr. Hugh Evans
Founder and Director of the Oaktree Foundation and the Global Poverty Project
Hugh Evans' Oaktree Foundation is a youth-led aid and development organisation, now established in the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, India and East Timor providing educational opportunities to more than 40,000 young people. In 2004, Hugh was awarded the Young Australian of the Year. He was a key leader behind the successful Make Poverty History campaign, including the concert involving major Australian artists as well as U2 frontman Bono. Currently, Hugh directs the Global Poverty Project to communicate the realities of extreme poverty and what we can do about it. More...
The campaign to end extreme poverty has lost momentum, partly because of the focus on climate change, yet sadly there are still more than one billion people living on less than a dollar a day,” Evans explained.