2016 Global Development Forum: Full Agenda

May 19, 2016 • 7:30 am – 2:30 pm EDT

Please join us for the second annual Global Development Forum (GDF) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on May 19. The GDF will feature over 40 speakers, including key stakeholders from U.S. government agencies, leading multilateral and non-governmental organizations, foreign governments, and the private sector.

The 2016 GDF seeks to address the complex issues highlighted by the recently adopted Sustainable Development Goals. Participants will examine the role and purpose of official development assistance against a backdrop of global trends including rising incomes, rapid urbanization, uneven economic growth, and widespread unemployment. In particular, discussions will explore ways in which official donors and key partners, including the private sector, civil society, and multilateral institutions can improve livelihoods, strengthen governance, and facilitate access to key resources including food, energy, and infrastructure.

The GDF is an annual component of CSIS's ongoing "Chevron Forum on Development" series, which seeks to highlight innovative approaches and the role of the private sector in global development.

7:30 AM
Registration opens — 2nd Floor

8:15 AM
Opening Remarks and Video Presentation — 2nd Floor Conference Room
Daniel F. Runde
William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis and Director, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS

8:20 AM
Keynote Address — 2nd Floor Conference Room
The Honorable David Perdue
U.S. Senator, R-GA

8:35 AM
Welcoming Remarks — 2nd Floor Conference Room
Thomas J. Pritzker
Chairman, Board of Trustees, CSIS
Stephen W. Green
President, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Company, Chevron Corporation

8:50 AM
Fostering an Enabling Environment for Economic Growth — 2nd Floor Conference Room
José Juan Ruiz Gómez
Chief Economist and Manager of the Research Department, Inter-American Development Bank
Stephen W. Green
President, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Company, Chevron Corporation
Marisa Lago
Assistant Secretary, International Markets and Development, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Thomas J. Pritzker
Chairman, Board of Trustees, CSIS
Moderated by:
Daniel F. Runde
William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis and Director, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS

9:55 AM
Coffee Break — 2nd Floor

10:10 AM — Breakout Session 1

Citizen Participation and Government Accountability: The Role of Technology — Room 212-C
Nathaniel Heller
Managing Director, Results for Development Institute
Alicia Phillips Mandaville
Vice President, Amida Technology Solutions
Tiago Carneiro Peixoto
Team Lead, Digital Engagement Unit, World Bank Group
Daudi Were
Executive Director, Ushahidi
Moderated by:
Shannon N. Green
Director and Senior Fellow, Human Rights Initiative, CSIS

The Power of Policy Reform: Food Security & the Private Sector — Room 212-B
Beth Dunford
Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Food Security, USAID;
Deputy Coordinator for Development, Feed the Future
Agnes Kalibata
President, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa
Nate Kline
Director of the Feed the Future Enabling Environments for Food Security, Fintrac, Inc.
Pat Sheikh
Agribusiness Director, Corporate Council on Africa
Moderated by:
Kimberly Flowers
Director, Global Food Security Project, CSIS

Congressional Perspectives on the Future of Development — Ground Floor Conference Room
Michael Miller
Partner, Kyle House Group
Les Munson
Vice President, International, BGR Group
Diana Ohlbaum
Senior Associate, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS
Moderated by:
Talia Dubovi
Deputy Director, External Relations, and Director, Congressional Affairs, CSIS

11:15 AM
Lunch Break — 2nd Floor
Documentary Viewing: "Ebola in America: Epidemic of Fear" — Concourse 115

11:55 AM — Breakout Session 2
The Growth of Cities: Fostering Good Governance and Opportunity — Room 212-B
Michael Donovan
Senior Specialist, Urban and Housing Development, Inter-American Development Bank
Fabio Andrés Montoya Isaza
Executive Director, Interactuar
Oscar Moreno
Mayor, Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines
Robert Pepper
Communications and Society Fellow, Aspen Institute
Sarah Quinlan
Senior Vice President, Market Insights, MasterCard Advisors
Moderated by:
J. Alexander Thier
Founder and Principal, Triple Helix

Energy and Development: Powering Our Future — Room 212-C
Adi Raval
Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs, Symbion Power
Beth Tritter
Vice President, Department of Policy and Evaluation, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Pamela Farrell Venzke
Managing Director, Global Government Affairs and Policy, GE Power, General Electric Company
Tracey Webb
Vice President, Structured Finance and Insurance, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Ethan Zindler
Head of Americas and Head of Policy, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Moderated by:
Sarah Ladislaw
Director and Senior Fellow, Energy and National Security Program, CSIS

Governance and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa — Ground Floor Conference Room
Jennifer G. Cooke
Director, Africa Program, CSIS
Melissa Johns
Advisor, Global Indicators Group, World Bank Group
Matt Essieh
President, Chief Executive Officer, EAI Information Systems
Moderated by:
Steven Radelet
Donald F. McHenry Chair in Global Human Development, Director and Professor in the Practice, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

1:00 PM
Coffee break — 2nd Floor

1:15 PM
Combating Infectious Disease: The Unfolding Threat of Zika — 2nd Floor Conference Room
Opening Remarks:
Amy Pope
Deputy Homeland Security Adviser and Deputy National Security Adviser, National Security Council, The White House
Daniel Dulitzky
Manager, Health, Nutrition, and Population, Latin America and Caribbean Region, World Bank
Marcos Espinal
Director, Communicable Diseases and Health Analysis, Pan-American Health Organization
Patrick Kachur
Medical Officer for the Malaria branch, Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria, Center for Global Health, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Moderated by:
J. Stephen Morrison
Senior Vice President and Director, Global Health Policy Center, CSIS

2:30 PM

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Thomas J. Pritzker
Executive Chairman, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, CSIS
Kimberly Flowers
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Humanitarian Agenda and Global Food and Water Security Program
Talia Dubovi
Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Diversity and Leadership in International Affairs Project

Shannon N. Green

Diana L. Ohlbaum