“Options for Building a New Haiti” Conference at CSIS
April 26, 2011
WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 – The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) Americas Program will host a conference to discuss the options and opportunities for rebuilding Haiti.
The conference will feature and opening address by Ms. Cheryl Mills, Counselor and Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State as well as expert panel discussions to look at: strengthening democratic governance, new thinking on ways to build back, and how to attract private investment. Please find the full conference agenda below:
WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, April 28, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
B1 Conference Center, 1800 K Street, NW
8:30-9:00am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:30 Opening Remarks: Moving Haiti Forward in 2011
- The Honorable Cheryl Mills, the Counselor to the Secretary of State introduced by CSIS Senior Adviser the Honorable Thomas F. McLarty III
9:30-10:45 Session I - Governance—Sharing Power and Building Trust
- Ambassador Albert Ramdin, Assistant Secretary General, Organization of American States (confirmed)
- Abdonel Doudou – Founder of Jurimedia, an NGO focused on democracy and human rights
- Kesner Pharel, Economics Editor, Le Matin, Political Analyst
10:45am- Coffee Break
11:00 -12:15 Session II - The Donor Community: Balancing Capacity and Needs
- Nancy Dorsinville, Office of the Special Envoy, United Nations
- Counselor Philip Fox-Drummond Gough, Embassy of Brazil
- Representative of the Government of France
12: 30 Luncheon keynote: Can the Private Sector Rebuild Haiti?
- Ms. Julie T. Katzman, Executive Vice President, Inter-American Development Bank and Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund
1:30 -2:15 Session III - Building Back Better: Innovation and New Infrastructure–
- Carolyn McClelland, U.S. Department of State, Overseas Buildings Operations, expert on land titling
- Dan O’Neil, Haiti Building Project, Pan American Development Foundation
- Lisa McFadin, President Green Venues Haiti and Founder of Helping Hands for a Sustainable Haiti and Bobbi Dunphy, Chief International Officer, Lifegivingforce – water solutions and bottle recycling – partner with Digicell on the rebuilding of the Marchet de Fer.
- Franck Daphnis, President and CEO, Development Innovations Group
2:30-3:15 Session IV - Private Investment and the Haitian Economy
- Brad Horwitz – President and CEO, Trilogy International Partners, owner and operator of Voilá in Haiti.
- Michael Ronan, VP of Government & Community Relations, Royal Caribbean
Credentialed members of the press who would like to attend must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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