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Frontiers in Development

Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004

Thursday, September 18, 2014

7:30- All Day
Registration and Check-In
9:00-10:45

Frontiers in Development 2014: Day 1 - Welcome Keynote
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Welcome by Forum Emcee [Amphitheater]
J Alexander Thier, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, USAID
Remarks [Amphitheater]
Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID
Keynote [Amphitheater]
John Agyekum Kufuor, President of the Republic of Ghana 2001-2009

Frontiers in Development 2014 - Day 1: Morning Plenary
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  • John Podesta, Counselor to the President of the United States
  • Erik Solheim, OECD Development Assistance Committee Chair
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International
  • Moderator: Michael Elliott, President and CEO, ONE Campaign

Frontiers in Development - Day 1: DevTalk - Shashi Buluswar
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DevTALK [Amphitheater]
Video Address: Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF
Shashi Buluswar, University of California, Berkeley
Introduction to Innovation Marketplace [Amphitheater]
Andrew Sisson, Acting Executive Director of U.S. Global Development Lab and Mission Director for Indonesia, USAID
10:45-11:15
Break & Opportunity to explore Innovation Marketplace
11:15-12:15
Concurrent Focus Sessions

Frontiers in Development 2014 - Day 1: Breakout Session 1
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Brookings will co-host a debate on whether the rate of global poverty reduction in the next two decades is likely to accelerate or decelerate. Each side will present its rationale, providing compelling data and expert testimony to make their case.
  • Homi Kharas, Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, Brookings
    + Expert Witnesses:
    • Michael Faye, Chairman, Give Directly
    • Sarah Cliffe, Special Adviser and Assistant Secretary-General of Civilian Capacities, United Nations
    • Vera Songwe, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Brookings, and World Bank Country Director for Senegal, Cape Verde, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau and The Gambia
  • Laurence Chandy, Fellow, Brookings
    + Expert Witnesses:
    • Manish Bapna, Executive VP and Managing Director, World Resources Institute
    • Sharon Morris, Senior Advisor to the Acting President, U.S. Institute of Peace
    • John Page, Senior Fellow, Brookings
  • Moderator: Smita Singh, Member, U.S. President's Global Development Council

Frontiers 2014 Day 1 - Breakout Session 2
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Oxfam will co-host a lively discussion to answer this question, beginning with a reflection on the costs of inequality at the country level, followed by thoughts from development professionals and researchers.
  • Brief presentation: Rosa Canete, Director, Oxfam/Dominican Republic
  • Nancy Birdsall, President, Center for Global Development
  • Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International
  • Branko Milanovic, Visiting Presidential Professor at City University of New York
  • Moderator: Stephen O’Connell, Chief Economist, USAID

Frontiers 2014 Day 1 - Breakout Session 3
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This session will be an opportunity for panelist to discuss the relationship between conflict, fragility and extreme poverty. Panelists will discuss the importance of improving state-society relations with a focus on the perspective of civil society, as well as how donors can prioritize and better coordinate activities in order to address extreme poverty in fragile contexts, and how the New Deal has the potential to be a framework to bring all of these voices together.
  • Afrah Abdulaziz Al-Zouba, Yemen National Dialogue Secretariat
  • Betty Bigombe, Senior Director at the World Bank for Fragility, Conflict and Violence
  • Helder da Costa, General Secretary g7+ Secretariat, Timor-Leste
  • Moderator: Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID
12:15
Break & Movement to Atrium Ballroom for lunch
12:30-1:45
Lunch Program [Atrium Ballroom]

Frontiers in Development 2014 - Day 1: Lunch Program
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This session will emphasize the links between power and economic growth and poverty reduction, from large-scale infrastructure to leveraging investments for mini and off-grid access to electricity.
  • John Agyekum Kufuor, President of the Republic of Ghana 2001-2009
  • Sam Goldman, Chief Customer Officer and Founder, D.Light
  • Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Director-General, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
  • Dana Hyde, CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Kandeh Yumkella, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and CEO, UN Sustainable Energy for All
  • Moderator: Andrew Herscowitz, Coordinator for Power Africa, USAID
1:45-2:15
Break & Opportunity to explore Innovation Marketplace
2:15-3:15
Concurrent Focus Sessions

Frontiers in Development 2014 - Day 1: Breakout Session 2
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  • Tutu Agyare, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Nubuke Investments
  • Maureen Harrington, Director and Head, International Development Group, Standard Bank
  • Miguel Pestana, Vice President Sustainability and Strategic Advocacy, Unilever
  • Nate Schaffran, Senior Vice President for Lending, Root Capital
  • Moderator: Agnes Dasewicz, Director, Private Capital Group for Africa, USAID

Frontiers 2014 Day 1- Breakout Session Horizon
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Reducing extreme poverty means reaching groups that tend to be socially marginalized because of ethnicity, gender, LGBT, disability, or geography. This session will present data on marginalization and provide compelling examples of how donors can advance more inclusive development.
  • Lee Badgett, Director, Center for Public Policy and Administration, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Nora Groce, Chair and Director of the Leonard Cheshire Disability and Inclusive Development Centre, University College London
  • Beverly Longid, President, KATRIBU (Philippines)
  • Ray Offenheiser, President, Oxfam America
  • Moderator: Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights

Frontiers 2014 Day 1 - Breakout Session Polaris
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Eradicating extreme poverty will depend first and foremost on the policies of the countries where extreme poverty remains most prevalent. This panel will discuss the political dynamics that shape commitments to addressing extreme poverty, as well as the political constraints that exist among donors and other international actors.
  • Larry Garber, Senior Advisor, Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, USAID
  • Brian Levy, Senior Adjunct Professor of International Development, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
  • Tessie San Martin, President and CEO, Plan International USA
  • Moderator: Carla Koppell, Chief Strategy Officer, USAID
3:15- 3:45
Break & Opportunity to explore Innovation Marketplace
3:45-5:00
Plenary [Amphitheater]

Frontiers in Development 2014 - Day 1: DevTalk - Ann Mei Chang
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DevTALK [Amphitheater]
Ann Mei Chang, Chief Innovation Officer, Mercy Corps

Frontiers in Development 2014 - Day 1, Afternoon Plenary
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Special Announcement by Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID on Getting Digital Investments Right [Amphitheater]
This session will focus on efforts to scale productive technologies through science, markets, and policy in ways that benefit the extreme poor.
  • Opening remarks by United States Senator Debbie Stabenow
  • Strive Masiyiwa, Chairman, AGRA and Founder and Chairman, Econet Wireless
  • Brady Deaton, Chair, Board for International Food and Agriculture Development
  • Mary Njenga, Post-Doctoral Researcher, World Agroforestry Center
  • Closing: Announcement by Amb. Kenneth Quinn, World Food Prize Foundation
  • Moderator: Tjada McKenna, Deputy Coordinator for Development for Feed the Future, USAID
5:00-:6:15
Reception [Atrium Ballroom]
6:15-8:30

Frontiers in Development 2014 - Day 1: Dinner Program
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Reflection by Imam Mohamed Magid
Dakar DCA Announcement: Mayor of Dakar, Khalifa Sall
Keynote Address by USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah

 

Friday, September 19, 2014

7:30- All Day
Registration and Check-In
8:45-10:00

Frontiers in Development 2014 - Day 2: Opening Plenary
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Opening Remarks [Amphitheater]
Judith Rodin, President, The Rockefeller Foundation
Keynote [Amphitheater]
Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation and UN Special Envoy for Climate Change

Frontiers in Development 2014 - Day 2: Keynote Speaker
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Keynote Speaker [Amphitheater]
John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State
With an introduction by United States Representative Eliot Engel

Frontiers in Development 2014 - Day 2: Keynote Speaker
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Keynote Speaker [Amphitheater]
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Ethiopian Minister of Foreign Affairs
10:00-10:30
Break & Opportunity to explore Innovation Marketplace
10:30-11:30
Concurrent Focus Sessions

Frontiers in Development - Day 2: Breakout Session 1
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Participants will understand that effectively reducing extreme poverty must include tailoring programs and interventions to women’s specific needs and will be informed about promising interventions across several programmatic sectors that help achieve this goal.
  • Opening remarks by Justine Greening, UK Secretary of State for International Development
  • Graça Machel, Founder, Foundation for Community Development, Mozambique; Founder, Graça Machel Trust
  • Caren Grown, Senior Director for the Gender Group, World Bank
  • Tony Gambino, Interim CEO, Women for Women International
  • Abbigail Muleya, Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) Fellow
  • Moderator: Susan Markham, Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, USAID

Frontiers 2014 - Day 2 - Breakout Session 2
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Co-hosted with World Resources Institute. This session will focus on how investments in low carbon growth and adaptation are essential to eliminating extreme poverty and it will also highlight Global Forest Watch as an exciting innovation in connection with Tropical Forest Alliance (TFA) 2020.
  • Mary Robinson, President, Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice, Special Envoy of the Secretary General on Climate Change
  • Manish Bapna, Executive VP and Managing Director, World Resources Institute
  • Moderator: Kit Batten, Global Climate Change Coordinator, USAID
 
Ebola: The Response and the Way Forward [Pavillion]
Panelists will present on the response so far and what is needed going forward. The ensuing conversation will also explore ways in which organization and companies can contribute to the effort.
  • Athalia Christie, Deputy, Global Health Centers for Disease Control
  • Dune Ives, Co-Manager of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
  • Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, USAID
  • Rabih Torbay, Senior Vice President for International Operations, International Medical Corps
  • Moderator: Ariel Pablos-Mendez, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, USAID

Frontiers 2014 - Day 2 - Breakout Session 3
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This panel will bring together leaders from USAID, the World Bank and BRAC to stimulate thinking on how systems and processes of aid programming can take into account an explicit focus on ending extreme poverty.
  • Susan Davis, President and CEO, BRAC USA
  • Makhtar Diop, Vice President for the Africa Region, World Bank
  • J Alexander Thier, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning USAID
  • Moderator: Chris Blattman, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs, Columbia University
11:30-12:00
Break & Opportunity to explore Innovation Marketplace
12:00-1:15

Frontiers in Development 2014 - Day 2: Lunch Program
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Opening Remarks: Justine Greening, UK Secretary of State for International Development
Keynote Address: H.E. Jakaya Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania
1:15-1:35
Break & Opportunity to explore Innovation Marketplace
1:35-4:00
Plenary

Frontiers in Development 2014 - Day 2: Afternoon Plenary
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  • Rajiv Shah. Administrator, USAID
  • Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict & Humanitarian Assistance, USAID
  • Zia Khan, Vice President for Initiatives and Strategy, The Rockefeller Foundation
  • Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Director-General, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
  • Mahboub Maalim, Executive Director Intergovernmental Authority on Development
  • Petra Tschakert, Associate Professor of Geography, Pennsylvania State University
  • Robbie Schingler, President and COO, Planet Labs
  • Alanna Simpson Senior Disaster Management Specialist, GFDRR

Frontiers in Development 2014 - Day 2: Conversation with Tony Blair
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Conversation [Amphitheater]
  • Tony Blair, Founder and Patron, Africa Governance Initiative and U.K. Prime Minister, 1997-2007
  • Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID

Frontiers in Development 2014 - Day 2: Concluding Session
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Concluding Session [Amphitheater]
  • Madeleine K. Albright, Chair, The Albright Stonebridge Group and U.S. Secretary of State, 1997-2001
  • Stephen J. Hadley, Chairman, United States Institute of Peace and U.S. National Security Adviser, 2005-2009
  • Graça Machel, Founder, Foundation for Community Development, Mozambique; Founder, Graça Machel Trust

The 2014 Frontiers in Development Forum was generously supported by: The Rockefeller Foundation, The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, and The New Venture Fund

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Last updated: November 13, 2014

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