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2018 Global Development Forum

April 19, 2018 • 8:45 am – 2:00 pm EDT

The Project on U.S. Leadership in Development at CSIS will host the fourth annual Global Development Forum in spring of 2018 as a flagship event for the Chevron Forum series. The GDF serves as a complement to CSIS’ annual Global Security Forum.

The 2018 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 new U.S. administration will need to apply new approaches and remain highly flexible in a rapidly changing development landscape. 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. The third annual Global Development Monitor, a publication that draws on CSIS’ diverse regional and thematic expertise, will be published around the conference.


7:45 AMRegistration opens: Breakfast and Networking

8:45 AM

Opening Remarks

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

9:00 AM

Welcoming Remarks

Dr. John J. Hamre, President & CEO, CSIS 

9:15 AM

Opening Keynote 

Senator Christopher Coons, U.S. Senator from Delaware

9:45 AM

Plenary Panel: Getting from Billions to Trillions

Dr. Nadia Schadlow, Deputy National Security Advisor, White House
Ulla TørnæsMinister for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Zamira Kanapyanova, General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs, Chevron
Laura Frigenti, former Director of the Italian Agency for International Cooperation (AICS)
Donna Sims Wilson, President of Smith, Graham & Co Investment Advisors; Chair-Elect of National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP)
Moderator: Daniel F. Runde, William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, Director of the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS

10:45 AMCoffee Break 
11:00 AMBreakout Session 1 

India’s Development Path – Success Starting at State Level

Dr. Jessica Seddon, Director Of Integrated Urban Strategy, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities, World Resources Institute 
Dr. Irfan Nooruddin, Professor of Indian Politics in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and Director of the India Initiative, Georgetown University
Shri Vivek Aggarwal, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Commissioner-cum-secretary, Department of Urban Development and Housing, Government of Madhya Pradesh
Shri Rajiv Kr. Bora, Additional Chief Secretary, Government of Assam
Moderator: Richard M. Rossow, Senior Adviser and Wadhwani Chair in U.S.-India Policy Studies, CSIS

Creating a Domestic Consensus on Development – Perspectives from Western Allies

Liz Schrayer, President & CEO, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC)
Keiichiro Nakazawa, Director General of the South Asia Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Tom Kelly, Development Counsellor for Foreign, Security, and Policy Group, British Embassy in the United States
Otto Graf, Counselor in the Economic Section, German Embassy in the United States
Moderator: Conor Savoy, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Global Innovation Fund (GIF); Senior Associate, Project on U.S. Leadership and Development, CSIS

Private Enterprise in Fragile and Post-Conflict States

Heather Kulp, Executive Director, Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI)
Charles McLaughlin, Director of Strategic Initiatives, National Security Council
Sarah Alexander, Senior Adviser and Chair of Investment Committee, Global Innovation Fund (GIF)
Lt. General William C. Mayville Jr., former Deputy Commander for Operations, United States Cyber Command
Moderator: Dr. Seth Jones, Harold Brown Chair, Director of the Transnational Threats Project, CSIS

12:00 PMLunch Break
12:30 PMBreakout Session 2

Reforming the World Bank 

Olin Wethington, Founder and Chairman of Wethington International LLC
Axel van Trotsenburg, Vice President of Development Finance, World Bank Group
Geoffrey Okamoto, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Development Policy, U.S. Department of Treasury
Dr. Dennis de Tray, Member of the Board of Directors at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan; former Country Director for the five Central Asian Republics, World Bank
Moderator: Romina Bandura, Senior Fellow for the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development, CSIS

The Global Forced Migration Crisis - A European Perspective

Ambassador David O'Sullivan, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States
Elizabeth Collett, Director of Europe and Senior Advisor to Transatlantic Council on Migration, Migration Policy Institute
Jonathan Prentice, Chief of Office at the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration, UN
Jeremy Konyndyk, Senior Policy Fellow, Center for Global Development
Moderator: Heather A. Conley, Senior Vice President for Europe, Eurasia, and the Arctic and Director of the Europe Program, CSIS

The Role of New Technologies in Emerging Markets

Dr. E. Wayne Holden, President, RTI International
Samia Melhem, Lead Policy Officer in the Global ICT Group, World Bank
Ambassador Casper Klynge, Technology Ambassador, Government of Denmark
Wendy Taylor, Fellow, The Rockefeller Foundation
Dr. Harry BaderActing Executive Director of the U.S. Global Development Lab, USAID
Moderator: William A. Carter, Deputy Director of the Technology Policy Program, CSIS

1:30 PMCoffee break 

1:45 PMClosing Keynote 

Dr. Donald Kaberuka, Co-Chair of the Commission on State Fragility, Growth and Development at the International Growth Centre; Former President, African Development Bank (AfDB) 
2:00 PMAdjournment

Further details to follow. Contact for additional information.

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.

John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership
Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Erol Yayboke

Erol Yayboke

Former Director, Project on Fragility and Mobility and Senior Fellow, International Security Program
Romina Bandura
Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development, Project on U.S. Leadership in Development
Seth G. Jones
Senior Vice President; Harold Brown Chair; and Director, International Security Program
Conor M. Savoy

Conor M. Savoy

Former Senior Fellow, Project on Prosperity and Development

Heather A. Conley