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Creating Shared Value

March 3, 2015 • 8:00 am – 2:00 pm EST

The Role of the Private Sector in Agricultural Development

The Project on Prosperity and Development will host the Creating Shared Value Conference as part of its ongoing work on the role of the private sector in addressing enduring socioeconomic challenges in the world's poorest countries. Join us for a discussion on ways to maximize shared value between businesses and the often rural communities in which they operate. The conference will build on the energy generated by Nestlé's Creating Shared Value Annual 2014 report to discuss innovative ways government and civil society can work with the private sector to achieve rural development goals. This event is made possible with support from the Nestlé Corporation.



7:30AM-8:00AM - Registration and Breakfast

8:00AM-9:00AM - Keynote Panel: “Leveraging Shared Value as a Catalyst for Development”

His Excellency Martin Dahinden, Ambassador, Embassy of Switzerland; Former Director General, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation 

The Honorable Daniel Glickman, Former United States Secretary of Agriculture

The Honorable Ann Veneman, Former Executive Director, UNICEF

The Honorable William Garvelink, Former United States Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo

9:00AM-10:30AM - Panel 1: “Integrating Women Smallholder Farmers Into Global Value Chains”

Janet Voûte, Global Head of Public Affairs, Nestlé

Deirdre White, CEO, PYXERA Global

Macani Toungara, Director, Program Development, TechnoServe

Margaret Enis Spears, Director, Office of Market and Partnership Innovations; Bureau for Food Security, U.S. Agency for International Development

Daniel Runde
, Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS

10:45-12:00PM - Panel 2: “The Food, Water, and Energy Nexus”

Anders Berntell, Executive Director, 2030 Water Resources Group 

Paul Guenette, Executive Vice President for Communications and Outreach, ACDI/VOCA 

Peter Lochery, Director, Water Team, CARE USA

Christian Holmes, Global Water Coordinator, U.S. Agency for International Development

Johanna Nesseth, Senior Associate, Global Food Security Project, CSIS  

12:45PM-2:00PM - Panel 3: “Challenges and Opportunities of Youth and Rural Workforce Development”

Bill Reese, President and CEO, International Youth Foundation 

Bill Guyton, President, World Cocoa Foundation

Sherry Youssef, Youth and Workforce Development Specialist, Development Alternatives Inc.

Nicole Goldin, Senior Associate, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS 


Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development
Nicole Goldin
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Project on Prosperity and Development

William J. Garvelink