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May 3 at 10:00 am PDT | The Case for International Aid and Investing in Global Development

May 3 at 10:00 am PDT | The Case for International Aid and Investing in Global Development

Emerging from a global pandemic, the world is met with escalating geopolitical tensions in Europe, persistent instability in the Middle East, enduring poverty across Africa, and the impacts of climate change around the world. As current crises grow more urgent, global development organizations are tackling today's most pressing challenges head on, but not without debate. How is the United States prioritizing the deployment of humanitarian aid alongside investment in global development? How are public and private institutions responding to concurrent global emergencies? How can multilateral cooperation best improve global health, alleviate poverty, and promote economic growth around the globe? Can innovation and collaboration help deliver stronger results? Panelists will share insights on how development policy is being leveraged as the source of immediate, life-saving aid in the short-term, and as a mechanism to promote resilient, democratic societies all over the world in the long-term.

Moderator

Raj Kumar
President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex

Speakers

Scott Nathan
CEO, US International Development Finance Corporation

Michael Nyenhuis
President and CEO, UNICEF USA

Gayle Smith
Chief Executive Officer, ONE Campaign; former Coordinator for Global COVID Response and Health Security, US Department of State

Anil Soni
CEO, WHO Foundation