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2017 Global Development Forum: Breakout Sessions (A)

April 19, 2017 • 10:30 am – 1:00 pm EDT

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Breakout Session 1: Dynamic Southeast Asia - New Pathways, Partners and Models for Development (10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
The development landscape in Southeast Asia is shaped by persistent development challenges but also opportunities for new directions in development policy and practice. These opportunities include capitalizing on the dynamic private sector, leveraging the wide-spread use of social media and digital technology, and engaging emerging partners in the region. (Speaker bios)


Breakout Session 2: Economic Empowerment of Women and Girls (12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.)
The premise that women and girls are an essential element in maximizing inclusive and sustainable growth in developing economies is now widely accepted. The panel will explore the underlying data that supports this premise, and the best practices that are evolving to ensure girls stay in school, join the workforce, are able to manage contributions to the economy with family obligations, and the challenges that remain to ensuring women and girls fulfill their potential to contribute to the economy and society. (Speaker bios)