Wednesday, October 7, 2020 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Please note that the schedule is subject to change.
10:00 - 10:55 AM (ET)
Fireside Chat with USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick
To kick off our first ever Virtual Annual Conference, USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick will join us for a fireside chat with SID-Washington incoming Board Chair Wade Warren to talk about priorities and challenges in international development during a pandemic and looking ahead to a post-COVID world. Following up on their discussion at our 2019 Annual Conference, Bonnie and Wade will talk about how things have changed more than any of us could have imagined just a year ago and provide their thoughts on the way forward in unprecedented and challenging times.
Moderator: Wade Warren - Board Chair, Society for International Development - Washington Chapter, Chief Strategy Officer for International Development, Deloitte Consulting and former Acting Administrator, USAID
11:00 - 11:55 AM (ET)
Track 1: People
Track 2: Planet
Track 3: Prosperity
Track 4: Learning Lab
Building our Talent Pipeline for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
A diverse workforce and an inclusive climate are essential for ensuring organizations that thrive and deliver globally. This panel will discuss how to enable a diverse, healthy workforce for our field and within our organizations – why it’s essential and how to cultivate and nurture talent.
Moderator: Yvette Burton - Lead Faculty and Architect, Inclusion By Design Business Certification Program, New York University Speakers: Tonija Hope- Director, Ralph J. Bunche International Affairs Center, Howard University Carmen Mezzera - Executive Director, Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA) Uzra Zeya- CEO and President, Alliance for Peacebuilding
Realizing the Circular Economy Advantage
The circular economy is one of the most important mechanisms for progress towards a more sustainable and secure future for all. But true circular change requires ecosystem collaboration between the private sector, policymakers, investors, academics, social enterprises, NGOs and civil society to drive real scale and impact. We’ll discuss the environmental and financial imperatives of the circular economy and how value can be recaptured from all types of waste. We’ll also look at weaknesses the pandemic has revealed in our current linear economic system, and how the circular economy can help us through building more resilience into our global supply chains, increasing resource efficiency, regenerating natural systems and spurring innovation.
Moderator: Wesley Spindler - Business Strategy & Sustainability Director, Accenture
Speakers: Jon Angin - Chief of Party, USAID Clean Cities, Blue Ocean Elissa Foster- Senior Manager of Product Responsibility,Patagonia David Stover - Co-Founder, Bureo Inc.
Delivering Economic Growth and Trade Support in the "New Normal"
Bilateral and multilateral development organizations providing a range of economic growth funding have set in motion their emergency response capacities to support countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. This panel will focus beyond the immediate response on approaches to economic growth and trade to help low and middle-income countries recover economically and, even possibly, thrive in the “new normal.” Bilateral and multilateral development organizations from across the world will discuss how they are working with local governments to deliver impactful trade and economic growth support in the “new normal” created by COVID-19.
Moderator: Masood Ahmed - President, Center for Global Development
Speakers: Jennifer Adams - Mozambique Mission Director, USAID Anabel Gonzalez - Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics Vasken Khabayan- Director of International Economic Relations and Strategy, Global Affairs Canada Gail Warrander - Economic Development Team Leader, Nigeria, UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
How Effective Partnerships are Addressing the SDGs
Learn how leaders at some of the biggest companies in the world are looking at the SDGs, corporate commitments, and making it through challenging times with the help of partners. This interactive session will provide insights and data from surveying more than 20 global corporate leaders about their efforts to partner around the SDGs as well as tips and methodologies to leverage partnerships for addressing some of the most pressing issues around the world.
Networking Lounges Want to meet others working on specific topic or issue? Stop by our networking lounge to meet SID-Washington Co-chairs and other attendees. Join a table on a topic that is of interest to you. Feel free to move around to multiple tables during this 25-minute session or stay at one the entire time. It's up to you! The networking lounge will be open all day for you to informally mingle with others, but will only be facilitated by SID-W Co-Chairs during this 25-minute session.
Other Ways to Network
Visit the virtual exhibit hall.
Participate in the discussion boards and create your own topics for discussion.
Chat one-on-one with other attendees.
Stop by the networking lounge throughout the day to meet others.
12:30 - 1:25 PM (ET)
Next Generation of Leaders and SDGs: Linking Local and Global for Systemic Change
To deliver on the SDGs we need leadership at the local and global level. And we need to identify strategies and approaches for community engagement that build lasting results. Our panel of leaders working both globally and locally will explore how we can tap into the potential of new and innovative digital sources of data to track progress towards the SDGs. What are examples of effective strategies for community engagement? And how can artificial intelligence be deployed as a force for good to achieve the SDGs?
Moderator: Jeffery Caesar - Campaign Director, 360 Campaign Consulting
Speakers: Mahmoud Khalil - Program Manager, UK's Syria Office in Beirut Claire Sullivan - Student Sustainability Leader, University of Dayton Soazic Elise Wang Sonne - Young Professional (Economist), Social Development Global Practice, The World Bank Group
1:30 - 2:25 PM (ET)
Track 1: People
Track 2: Planet
Track 3: Prosperity
Track 4: Learning Lab
Focusing on Women and Girls in COVID Response and Recovery
Women and girls are being disproportionately affected economically and socially by COVID-19, and they risk losing ground in the recovery. They are the majority of frontline workers in the response and they are losing jobs and income disproportionately, even as they assume the larger share of paid and unpaid care responsibilities, and face skyrocketing rate of gender-based violence. This panel will discuss the impact of COVID on efforts to foster gender equality and strategies for preventing long-term backsliding of efforts for equality.
Moderator: Caren Grown - Global Director, Gender, The World Bank
Speakers: Gary Barker - CEO and Founder, Promundo Patricia Greene - Former Director, Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor Valerie Hudson- University Distinguished Professor, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University
Environmental Implications of Infectious Diseases
This session will explore the linkages between habitat degradation, human-wildlife interaction and emerging pandemic threats. Experts representing academia, donors, and practitioners will analyze the nexus of environmental, animal and human health and discuss multi-sectoral implementation strategies to reduce the risk and spread of zoonotic diseases. As we grapple with a worldwide pandemic, the impact of environmental threats on human health outcomes is more compelling than ever and relates directly to the SDGs.
Moderator: John Parker - Director of Environment and Natural Resources, Tetra Tech
Speakers: Hellen Amuguni- Associate Professor, Department of Infectious Disease and Global Health, Tufts University Patricia Bright- Senior One Health Technical Advisor, Emerging Threats Division, Office of Infectious Disease, Bureau for Global Health, USAID Sabri Zain- Director of Policy, TRAFFIC
Local Leadership for Sustainable Urban Development
Historically, increased urbanization has been tied to economic growth. Yet, today this link is less evident in developing countries where a greater share of the poor live in urban areas, up to 70% of city dwellers lack access to basic services, and cities projected to grow the fastest have the least resources per capita to manage the growth. This panel will bring together mayors of cities in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America to discuss the challenges and potential solutions to achieve more equitable, inclusive, safe, and resilient cities.
Moderator: John McArthur - Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
From the images used in a report to the wording put together to describe a program, how we communicate has the potential to reinforce or disrupt racism and other systems of oppression. This session will draw upon best practices in communications, anti-racist approaches, and brain science research, to give participants actionable communications strategies and tactics.
Fireside Chat with Andrew Herscowitz, Chief Development Officer, DFC Keynote: Andrew Herscowitz- Chief Development Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Moderator: Robert Mosbacher, Jr.- Board Chair, Mosbacher Energy Company and Former President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation
Keynote Address: David Miliband, International Rescue Committee
We will end our first day with a keynote address by International Rescue Committee (IRC) President and CEO David Miliband. David is leading IRC through extraordinarily difficult times and will comment on the challenges facing all of us and how he and IRC are navigating them. Keynote: David Miliband- President and CEO, International Rescue Committee (IRC)