In 1980 Sam Daley-Harris founded RESULTS, the citizen lobby focused on creating the
political will to end hunger. He co-founded the Microcredit Summit Campaign in 1995 with
FINCA Founder John Hatch and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus. Daley-Harris
founded the Seal of Excellence for Poverty Outreach and Transformation in 2010.
“After dedicating 15 years of my life to RESULTS and about the same to the Microcredit
Summit Campaign it felt like it was time to look to what was next," Daley-Harris said in 2011.
"So I asked myself this question, ‘What have I done that lights me up the most
and yet is least adopted, least realized in the world?' It was obvious that that was my
work to create structures of support that would inspire and empower citizens and allow
them to create champions in the media and in Congress for the end of poverty, cleaning
up the environment, building local economies and forwarding peace. I want to bring the best
of the work we initiated at RESULTS to other organizations through the Center for Citizen
Empowerment and Transformation.”
CCET, which is slated to work with the leadership of organizations to build these structures
of support, will launch in 2012.