Philip Goldman – Better Way Foundation

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Philip Goldman

Philip Goldman is founder and president of Maestral International, a team of leading global experts supporting the development, strengthening and coordination of child welfare and protection systems that meet the needs of children in adversity. He has decades of experience in designing, negotiating and implementing comprehensive human development programs for the World Bank, UNICEF and global foundations, and covering the social and child welfare, health and education sectors. He frequently speaks on these issues at global, regional and national conferences and before government agencies.
 
Goldman was the lead adviser to the government of Myanmar on the country’s first national Social Protection Strategy, which was endorsed in December 2015. He managed development and completion of a comprehensive global toolkit for mapping and assessing child protection systems, and has been supporting related programming in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. He was a member of the Publications Committee for the U.S. Evidence Summit on Children Outside of Family Care, and in 2013, he facilitated the preparation of the Joint Interagency Statement on Child Protection Systems Strengthening in Sub-Saharan Africa that was endorsed by a wide range of multilateral and non-governmental organizations.
 
Goldman has extensive board and philanthropic experience, including the Global Alliance for Children, the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas, Better Way Foundation, Court Appointed Special Advocates (D.C.), the Global Social Service Workforce Alliance, the advisory board of the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, Progress Valley, the Sieben Foundation and the International Leadership Institute at the University of St. Thomas.
 
Goldman earned a master’s degree in political science and government from the University of California, Berkeley, a master’s degree in regional studies from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington.