USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg and Senior USAID Officials Hold Events at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

For Immediate Release

Monday, June 18, 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg and other senior USAID officials will host a series of events at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, also known as Rio+20.  The events will take place June 19-22 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  The purpose of the series is to highlight progress being made promoting sustainable development around the world.

USAID Chief Innovation Officer Maura O’Neill, Assistant to the Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Learning Susan Reichle, Global Climate Change Coordinator Kit Batten, and Environment and Climate Change Policy Advisor Genevieve Maricle will also travel to Rio and participate in the discussions.

WHAT:

Deputy Administrator Steinberg and delegation to host a series of events at the Rio+20 Conference.

WHO:

Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg
Chief Innovation Officer Maura O’Neill
Assistant to the Administrator for Policy, Planning, and Learning Susan Reichle
Global Climate Change Coordinator Kit Batten
Environment and Climate Change Policy Advisor Genevieve Maricle

Members of the press interested in covering the events or requesting interviews with USAID officials should contact Isadora Ferreira at iferreira@usaid.gov.

WHEN:

June 19-22

WHERE:

U.S. Center, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Schedule of Events

TUESDAY, JUNE 19

Sustainable Supply Chains: A Public-Private Partnership to Reduce Deforestation

(2:00 p.m.)

Speakers:

  • Donald Steinberg, USAID Deputy Administrator
  • Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola (by video)
  • Maura O’Neill, USAID Senior Counselor and Chief Innovation Officer
  • Jeff Seabright, VP for Environment and Water Resources, Coca-Cola Company
  • Jonathan Pershing, Deputy Special Envoy on Climate Change, Department of State
  • Duncan Pollard, Executive Vice President of Operations at Nestlé
  • Kris Balderston, Special Representative for Global Partnerships, Office of the Secretary of State
  • Paul Polman, CEO and Executive Director, Unilever

WEDNESDAY, JUNE, 20

Youth Ask the Questions: The Power of the Youth Voice for Sustainable Development

(11:30 a.m.)

Speakers:

  • Donald Steinberg, USAID  Deputy Administrator
  • Genevieve Maricle, Moderator, USAID Environment and Climate Change Policy Advisor

THURSDAY, JUNE 21

Making Population Matter: Reaping the Demographic Dividend for Sustainable Development

(3:30 p.m.)

Speakers:

  • Donald Steinberg, USAID Deputy Administrator
  • Dr. Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu, Executive Director of African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
  • Peggy Clark, VP of Policy Programs and Executive Director, Aspen Global Health and Development, Aspen Institute
  • Cassio Turra, VP for Brazilian Association of Population Studies and Associate Professor of Demography at UFMG

Women and Natural Resources

(5:00 p.m.)

Speakers:

  • Donald Steinberg, USAID Deputy Administrator
  • Jeanette Gurung, Executive Director, Women Organizing for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management
  • Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental Affairs

Powering Agriculture: An Energy Grand Challenge for Development

(11:00 a.m.)

FRIDAY, JUNE 22

Speakers:

  • Donald Steinberg, USAID Deputy Administrator
  • Gunilla Carlsson, Minister for International Development Cooperation (or alternate from Swedish delegation)
  • Kurt Lonsway, Division Manager for Energy and Environment Department, African Development Bank (or alternate – to be confirmed.)
  • Ali Mohammed, Kenya Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources (to be confirmed)
  • David Mohler, Duke Energy Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (by video) Elizabeth Littlefield, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (by video)
  • Jonathan Pershing, Deputy Special Envoy for Climate Change, US State Department
  • Kathleen Rogers, President, Earth Day Network

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