Frontiers in Development

Frontiers in Development

Featured Speakers Include


John Kerry
Winnie Byanyima
John Kufuor

When: September 18-19, 2014
Where: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20004

“...The United States will join with our allies to eradicate such extreme poverty in the next two decades...which is within our reach.” President Obama, 2013 State of the Union address

For the first time in history, we have the tools, technologies, and approaches to end extreme poverty within two decades. But if we're going to tackle this great challenge, we must share what we know, assess what we don't know, and work together to apply new and innovative approaches to help eradicate extreme poverty.

On September 18-19, 2014, the second Frontiers in Development Forum will engage a dynamic community of global thought leaders and development practitioners to address the question: How will we eradicate extreme poverty by 2030?

The Forum will bring together some of the brightest minds and boldest leaders on ending extreme poverty, and lay the groundwork for a broad coalition of partners committed to this goal. The Frontiers in Development Forum is a major development event involving global leaders and engaging participants over two days of discussions, high-profile talks, and interactive panels on critical development issues.

This year, Frontiers is structured to also include a dynamic Innovation Marketplace as well as
numerous concurrent focus sessions to delve deeper into specific issue areas. The Innovation Marketplace will be open to a broader audience and it will feature dynamic exhibits and its own Innovation Stage to showcase new ideas for reaching and aiding the extreme poor and to engage participants in more intimate problem-solving settings.

2014 Speakers

  • Lee Badgett, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Arsenio Balisacan, Secretary of Socioeconomic Planning and Director General of the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA), The Philippines
  • Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, World Resources Institute
  • Tony Blair, Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
  • Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development
  • Rosa Canete, Director, Oxfam/Dominican Republic
  • Laurence Chandy, Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Development Assistance and Governance Initiative, Brookings Institution
  • Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Dangote Group
  • Susan Davis, President and CEO, BRAC USA
  • Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, Assistant Administrator, UNDP
  • Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for the Africa Region
  • Amanda Glassman, Director of Global Health Policy and Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
  • Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom
  • Nora Ellen Groce, Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre,University College London
  • Mo Ibrahim, Founder and Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation
  • Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Global Economy and Development, Development Assistance and Governance Initiative, Brookings Institution
  • Jakaya Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania
  • Graca Machel, the Elders (tentative)
  • Strive Masiyiwa, Board Chair for AGRA
  • Branko Milanovic, Visiting Presidential Professor, City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children
  • John Podesta, Counselor to the President of the United States
  • Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change and former President of Ireland
  • Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Erik Solheim, Chair, OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC)
  • Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ethiopia

And Others

Last updated: August 21, 2014

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