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2017 Global Development Forum

April 19, 2017 • 8:30 am – 2:30 pm EDT
Please join us for the third annual Global Development Forum (GDF) at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on April 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 2017 Global Development Forum seeks to examine the role and purpose of official development assistance against a backdrop of rising incomes, economic growth, youth unemployment, and other continued complex challenges in many parts of the world. To address these challenges, the next U.S. administration will need to apply new approaches and remain highly flexible in a rapidly changing development landscape. In particular, this conference will explore ways in which the next few years will shape the role of the United States in international development, and how the United States can work with official donors and key partners, including the private sector, civil society, and multilateral institutions.

Breakout session webcasts: Breakout Sessions (A) | Breakout Sessions (B) | Breakout Sessions (C)

8:30 AM — Opening Remarks (15 minutes)

Mr. Daniel F. Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis and Director, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development at CSIS

8:45 AM — Welcoming Remarks (15 minutes)

Dr. John Hamre, President & Chief Executive Officer, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Mr. Joe Naylor, Vice President of Policy, Government, and Public Affairs, Chevron

9:00 AM — Opening Keynote Presentation (15 minutes)

Admiral William J. Fallon (ret.), former Commander of U.S. Central Command

9:15 AM — Plenary Panel: The Role of Workforce Development in Economic Growth (60 minutes)

Mr. Joe Naylor, Vice President of Policy, Government, and Public Affairs, Chevron
Dr. Catherine Woteki, former Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture and former Dean of Agriculture, Iowa State University
Tan Sri Dr. Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur, Secretary General of Malaysia's Ministry of Higher Education
Mr. Jonas Neihardt, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs for Hilton Worldwide
Ms. Mary Snapp, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Philanthropies
Moderator: Mr. Daniel F. Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis and Director of the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development at CSIS

10:15 AM — Coffee Break (15 minutes)


10:30 AM — Breakout Session 1 (60 minutes) – Regional Focus

The Dynamic Southeast Asia - New Pathways, Partners, and Models for Development (A)
Ms. Gloria Steele, Acting Assistant Administrator for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
Ms. Achara Chaiyasan, Counselor for Planning and Monitoring Branch of the Development Cooperation Bureau, Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA)
Mr. Matt Love, Co-Founder and Director, Love Frankie
Ms. Monica Kerrigan, Vice President for Innovations, Jphiego
Moderator: Dr. Amy Searight, Senior Adviser and Director, CSIS Southeast Asia Program

The Pacific Alliance: The Link Between Free Trade and Development (B)
Ms. Karen Antebi, Economic Counsel for Trade and the NAFTA Office, Embassy of Mexico to the U.S. in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Rodrigo Contreras, Head of the Economic Department and Trade Commissioner at the Embassy of Chile to the U.S. in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Eric Farnsworth, Head of the Washington Office, Council of the Americas and the Americas Society
Mr. Antoni Estevadeordal, Integration and Trade Manager at Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Ms. Barbara Kotschwar, Senior Private Sector Specialist in the Trade & Competitiveness Global Practice at the World Bank
Moderator: The Honarable Ana Guevara, Strategy Consultant for Aventi Associates and Senior Adviser for the Project on Prosperity and Development at CSIS

Economic Transformation in Africa: Getting Governance Right (C)
Ms. Erin Sines, Co-Director of the Foundation's On Nigeria Program and Director of the Population & Reproductive Health Program, MacArthur Foundation 
Mr. Lars Benson, Regional Director for Africa at the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE)
Dr. Kate Steel, Energy Sector Team Leader, USAID Power Africa
Mr. Joel Wiegert, Senior Vice President of Jefferson Waterman International 
Moderator: Ms. Jennifer Cooke, Director of Africa Program, CSIS


11:30 AM — Lunch Break (30 minutes)


12:00 PM — Breakout Session 2 (60 minutes) – Thematic Focus

Economic Empowerment of Women and Girls (A)
Ms. Lona Stoll, Deputy Vice President for Sector Operations in the Department of Compact Operations at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)
Ms. Carol Jenkins, President of Global Development and Exchange Programs, World Learning
Ms. Charito Kruvant, President and Co-Founder, Creative Associates International 
Mr. Patrick Fine, Chief Executive Officer, FHI360 
Moderator: Ambassador Robin L. Raphel, former U.S. Ambassador and Senior Associate for the Project on Prosperity and Development at CSIS

Technology and Innovation as Drivers of Development (B)
Dr. Naohiro Kitano, Director of the JICA Research Institute (JICA-RI), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Mr. Erik Hersman, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, BRCKnet, Savannah Fund, iHub, and Ushahidi
Ms. Kate Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Impact Alliance (DIAL)
Ms. Suzanne Fry, Director of the Strategic Futures Group at the National Intelligence Council (NIC)
Moderator: Ms. Ann Mei Chang, former Chief Innovation Officer, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

The Evolving Role of Multilateral Institutions in Development​​ ​(C)
Dr. Juan José Daboub, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Daboub Partnership
Mr. Joachim von Amsberg, Vice President at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
Mr. Joseph Eichenberger, Chief Evaluator of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
Ms. Cinnamon Dornsife, Senior Advisor of the International Development Program and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (JHU/SAIS)
Moderator: Mr. Daniel Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis and Director of the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development at CSIS  

1:00 PM — Coffee Break (15 minutes)


1:15 PM — Closing Keynote: The Role of the Asian Development Bank in a Reconnected Asia (75 minutes)

President Takehiko Nakao, Asian Development Bank (ADB)

2:30 PM — Adjournment

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
Robin L. Raphel
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Project on Prosperity and Development

Amy Searight