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Michael Switow

Michael Switow is a Singapore-based writer, producer and anti-poverty campaigner. He served on the global council of the world's largest anti-poverty coalition, the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), and is the co-founder of ONE (SINGAPORE).

As a journalist, Michael has covered stories like Hong Kong's return to China and the Asian Economic Crisis. He also writes about the mobile industry, theme parks, unusual travel destinations, world music and more.

Michael has also worked in homeless shelters in the USA and as a Peace Corps volunteer in the West African countries of Niger and Gabon. Michael received a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. He believes that each and every one of us can make the world a better place, ONE by ONE... by ONE.

Entries by Michael Switow

Fore! The LPGA Tees Off in Asia

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 11:33 AM

After spending a day in the sun watching the world's leading female golfers make their way up and down the Singapore links -- which looked remarkably green despite a record drought that has turned my garden brown -- I chatted with the LPGA's point man for international business, Sean Pyun,...

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Jamming in the Jungle

(0) Comments | Posted June 5, 2013 | 11:59 AM

While I normally blog about the campaigns to Make Poverty History and create The World We Want, the World I Want is filled with music, particularly the music that is born from the passion of generations past and present. Every year, for some ten years now, I migrate to the...

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From Dhaka to the World: A Challenge to Leave Poverty Behind

(0) Comments | Posted January 3, 2013 | 12:33 PM

This may be the most important year for eradicating global poverty since the United Nations adopted the Millennium Declaration in 2000. While the Millennium Development Goals have sparked great progress in areas like primary school education and infant health care, you don't need me to tell you that poverty and...

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People to Power: From the Cumbre de los Pueblos to the G20

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2012 | 12:11 PM

Travel about three hours north of Los Cabos, the luxury Mexican seaside resort community where President Barack Obama and leaders from 19 other G20 countries are gathering, and you come to another coastal town -- La Paz, a state capital that's home to some 200,000 people.

I've taken the...

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Access And The G8: Hear Our Voices

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2012 | 9:00 AM

This piece is part of a series of blogs by leading NGOs to call attention to a range of issues that should be raised at the G8 summit at Camp David in rural Maryland from May 18-19.

When Barack Obama announces a 'major' food initiative during the 2012...

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