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 
(Ballroom A)
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?
  • Stefano Prato (Moderator), Managing Director, Society for International Development
  • Amb. Carlos Dos Santos, Ambassador of Mozambique to the United States
  • Rogerio Studart, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution
  • Todd Tucker, Fellow and Political Scientist, Roosevelt Institute
What Will the Future Development Professional Look Like?
(Ballroom B)
As the role of the private sector, business models, and stakeholder engagement in 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.
  • Larry Cooley (Moderator), Founder and President Emeritus, MSI; and Chair, the Global Governing Council, SID
  • Amb. Julieta Valls Noyes, Acting Deputy Director, Foreign Service Institute
  • Steve Radelet, Director of the Global Human Development Program, Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service
  • Kate Warren, Executive Vice President, Devex 
Afternoon Breakout Panels 
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm 
Please select one of the two concurrent panels below:
The Private Sector on New and Different Models for Development
(Ballroom A) 
As the private sector becomes increasingly engaged in international development, and as funding options have shifted, new models are emerging for successful interventions in the developing world. The private sector has become a key partner for achieving sustainable development results and is uniquely capable of providing innovation, expertise and financing. This session will look at several new models for development, presented by private sector representatives from major corporations that are working around the world pursuing innovative business strategies that contribute to development.
  • Kathryn C. Kaufman (Moderator), Managing Director for Global Women's Issues, OPIC
  • Yasmine Rouai, Associate Director, Global Health Policy, Government and Public Affairs EMD Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Meredith Saggers, Senior Manager - Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, Land O’Lakes International Development
  • Johanna Nesseth Tuttle, Manager, Development & Public Policy, Chevron
Innovative Use of Technology
(Ballroom B)
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 were 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.
  • Yaniv Snir (Moderator), Director of Possibilities, HeroX
  • Robert Anyang, Agriculture and Food Security Advisor for East and Southern Africa, Chemonics; former chief of party, USAID Feed the Future Uganda Commodity Production and Marketing Activity
  • Pauline Gitau, CTO and Co-Founder, Beacon Inclusive 
  • Peter Levine, Principal Associate, Agriculture and Food Security Practice Lead, Abt Associates
  • Emeka Nwankwo, Principal Partner, QSL Development Solutions, LLP
  • Kevin Wheeler, Managing Director, The Kaizen Company