Breakout Panels

2018 SID-Washington Annual Conference

The Future of Development in a Rapidly Changing World

Thursday, May 31, 2018

8:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington DC, 20004
 
 
Morning Breakout Panels 
11:00 am - 12:15 pm 
 
Please select one of the two concurrent panels below:
 
Globalization at the Crossroads 
 
What is the future of international development in a context where globalization seems irreversible and yet is, at the same time, the target of attacks from emergent political agendas from the Right and the Left? What roles will and should governments play in advancing progress towards the SDGs in an era increasingly defined by nationalist and populist rhetoric? How can development actors reinvent globalization so that it responds more effectively to the needs of those feeling left out or marginalized in the Global North and in the Global South?
 
Speakers: 
More speakers TBA
 
What Will the Future Development Professional Look Like?
 
As the role of the private sector, business models, and stakeholder engagement of development changes, a critical question emerges regarding how the people who compose the future labor force will need to evolve as well. These changes relate to and stem from a wide range of issues, including technology, globalization, international security and stability and numerous other factors. This panel will focus on both existing drivers and potential new ones, and what this will mean for organizational culture and the profile of the future development professional.
 
Speakers TBA 
 
Afternoon Breakout Panels 
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm 
 
Please select one of the two concurrent panels below:
 
Innovative Use of Technology
 
The power of connectivity and use of technology have led to some of the most consequential shifts in individuals’ behavior and in society. How are governments, donors and implementing partners leveraging simple and accessible technology to shape international development?
 
Panelists will be selected through SID-Washington’s Innovation Challenge. The panel will discuss how technology can provide better access to goods, services, and information, increase outreach and engagement, improve decision making and more. Panelists will also draw upon their submissions to share what worked well, what did not work, and important lessons learned.
 
The Private Sector on New and Different Models for Development
 
As the role of the private sector, business models, and stakeholder engagement of development changes, a critical question emerges regarding how the people who compose the future labor force will need to evolve as well. These changes relate to and stem from a wide range of issues, including technology, globalization, international security and stability and numerous other factors. This panel will focus on both existing drivers and potential new ones, and what this will mean for organizational culture and the profile of the future development professional.
 
Speakers TBA