Over the coming months, I will be working closely with them providing imagery for use in their marketing collateral. I hope this is the start of a long relationship and ultimately visit their projects worldwide and document them in both photographs and video.
The Omidyar Network is based on a fundamental belief: People are inherently capable, but they often lack opportunity. They believe that if they invest in people, through opportunity, they will create positive returns for themselves, their families, and the world at large. They believe that businesses can be a powerful force for good.
Pierre Omidyar experienced this firsthand as the founder of eBay. Just as eBay created the opportunity for millions of people to start their own businesses, Omidyar Network believe market forces can be a potent driver for positive social change, so they invest in both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organisations, whose complementary roles can advance entire sectors.
Starting from the premise that people are basically good, Pierre created a platform that gave everyone equal access to information, opportunity, and the tools to pursue their goals. Omidyar Network invests in entrepreneurs who share our commitment to advancing social good at the pace and scale the world needs today. They are focused on five key areas they believe are building blocks for prosperous, stable, and open societies: Consumer Internet and Mobile, Education, Financial Inclusion, Governance & Citizen Engagement, and Property Rights.
It's an exciting time and I can't wait to get started.
However you do (or don't) bring in the New Year, may I wish you all a happy, prosperous, healthy and peaceful year ahead.
See you on the other side of midnight,