World Bank Africa Film Series and Panel Discussion

The World Bank Africa Region presents "Town of Runners", a feature documentary about young runners from Bekoji - an Ethiopian highland town which has produced some of the world's greatest distance athletes, including Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu.

The film follows the story of two young girls as they strive to emulate their local heroes, making the journey from school track to national competition and from childhood to adulthood.

Following the screening, there will be a discussion with the filmmakers, Dan Demissie and Jerry Rothwell, as well as Patricia E. Ortman, Executive Director of GGRF, and Donald Bundy of the World Bank Human Development Network.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 
Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (ET) 
The World Bank 
1818 H Street 
Preston Auditorium 
Washington, DC 20006

The event is free, but registration, by July 24, is required. Please bring valid I.D. to present at the registration table.

Click here to register.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Welcome to the new GGRF Blog and Website!

GGRF has some new developments happening. We are excited to tell you about them and get your feedback!

New Website: We would love to hear what you think of the our website and how we might make it even better. Post on our blog or send an email to let us know what you think. Thank you for your time and thoughts!

New Logo: We have had our wonderful logo for the past 5 years and are now excited about redeveloping the logo to speak to the ever-expanding GGRF community. Stay tuned for our upcoming logo competition, where supporters will be able to submit logo designs and you will be able to vote on which one you like best.

New Blog: The GGRF Blog will be a place where you'll be able to find out what's happening with GGRF from a variety of individuals involved with the organization. We look forward to posts from our runners and volunteers in Ethiopia and around the world, GGRF speakers at conferences,  supporters like you, and more. Be sure to subscribe to the blog to stay up to date with the work of GGRF as well as current affairs in international development, sport, Ethiopia and women's empowerment.

Thank you to all who have made the GGRF achievements over the past 5 years possible. We look forward to what we can achieve together in the coming 5 years! 

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