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Friday, April 12, 2013

Developing the Development Model: Reengineering Aid for the 21st Century

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Session Description

In an age of instant communication, strong economic growth in the south, and new geopolitical realities, why are we still using a 1960s model for aid? The global community is discussing next generation MDGs and measures for aid effectiveness. Now is the time for making practical suggestions to ensure we are not ‘rearranging deck chairs’, but engineering an aid model that both produces a high social return and is appropriate for the 21st century. What have we learned from radical innovations previously employed? What would a new model look like? How could it be implemented? Engage in a lively discussion of new approaches and potential models for success.

When | Where

12:30 - 14:15 Friday, April 12 Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre

Session leaders

  • Richard Feachem Moderator
    Director, The Global Health Group
    Richard Feachem, KBE, CBE, BSc, PhD, DSc(Med), FREng, HonFFPHM, HonDEng. Sir Richard is Director of the Global Health Group at UCSF and Professor of Global Health at UC, San Francisco and Berkeley. From 2002-2007, he was Founding Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, and Under Secretary General of the United Nations. Dr. Feachem was formerly Director for Health, Nutrition and Population at the World Bank, and Dean of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  • Paul Boateng Speaker
    Director, Akyem Law and Advisory Services Ltd
    The Right Honourable Lord Paul Boateng (Baron Boateng of Akyem Wembley), a Barrister of Grays Inn, having completed a four year term as British High Commissioner to South Africa (2005 - 2009), was elevated to the Peerage in June 2010. He has 30 years’ experience in public life in law, politics and diplomacy. Until he stepped down to take the post of High Commissioner in 2005, he was a Member of Parliament (1987 – 2005), and he served as a Cabinet Minister and Chief Secretary to the Treasury under Tony Blair. He is a frequent writer, broadcaster and public speaker in Europe, Africa and the US.
  • Dambisa Moyo Speaker
    Author, Economist
    Dr. Dambisa Moyo is an international economist who analyses the macroeconomy and global affairs. She has travelled to over 50 countries and developed a unique knowledge base on the political, economic and financial workings of emerging economies. She is the author of The New York Times bestsellers 'Dead Aid'; 'How the West Was Lost'; and 'Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What it Means for the World.' In 2009, TIME Magazine named her one of the '100 Most Influential People in the World'.
  • Andrew Mwenda Speaker
    Strategy and Editorial Director, Independent Publications Limited
    Andrew M. Mwenda is currently Strategy and Editorial Director of Independent Publications Limited. Mwenda worked as Political Editor of Daily Monitor and General Manager of its affiliate FM radio, KFM before establishing The Independent in 2007. He is a winner of the International Press Freedom Award and the Outstanding Alumni Award from the British Council. He holds a MA in Development Studies from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies and a BA degree in journalism from Makerere University in Uganda.
  • Maura ONeill Speaker
    Distinguished Teaching Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
    Maura O’Neill through her work in the public, private and academic sectors have created entrepreneurial and public policy solutions for some of the toughest domestic and global problems. Maura has started four companies in the fields of electricity efficiency, customer info systems and billing, e-commerce and digital education. In 1989, she was named Seattle Business Person of the Year. President Obama appointed her the first Chief Innovation Officer and Senior Counselor to the Administrator at USAID where she had responsibility for inspiring and leading breakthrough innovations in $22 billion of foreign assistance worldwide. Maura co-led USAID Forward, the Agency's major reform initiative as well as oversaw over 600 global public-private partnerships. Groundbreaking ones included mobile money; supply chain elimination of ingredients/packaging from virgin forests; water and health interventions; gender equity and entrepreneurship. Maura is most well known for adapting venture capital and drug discovery methods to development by co-creating the Development Innovation Venture Fund. She served on the White House Innovation Cohort assisting with innovation across the federal government. Maura was Senior Advisor and Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary at U.S. Department of Agriculture, and served as Chief of Staff in the U.S. Senate (Cantwell D-WA) addressing the 2008 financial crisis, oil price explosion, renewal of clean energy tax credits and range of domestic and international issues. Currently at the Business School at UC Berkeley Maura received 2016 Cheit Award for Excellence in Teaching. She also has taught at Stanford and Columbia Universities and regularly advises early stage companies, global government institutions and foundations. Maura is founding Vice Chair of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women (public charter school). She has M.B.As from Columbia University and UC Berkeley; PhD from University of Washington.
  • Bunker Roy Speaker
    Founder and Director, Barefoot College
    Bunker Roy’s “real” education started when after being educated in Doon School(1956-1962) and St Stephens College(1962-1967)-he dug open wells for drinking water as an unskilled labourer for 5 years (1967-1971). It is the only College in India built by the poor and managed by the rural poor who earn less than $ 1/day. Almost the only College left in India that respects and practices the work style and life style of Mahatma Gandhi. It is a College where the teacher is the learner and the learner the teacher. It is the only College in India where traditional knowledge and practical skills of the poor are given more importance and priority than paper degrees or qualifications. In the 20 years that the demystified and decentralized community based Barefoot approach has been implemented in over 78 of the Least Developed Countries, a total of 40,000 houses in over 1,000 villages have been solar electrified by nearly 800 illiterate rural grandmothers. Only using sign language in 6 months they are solar engineers. Bunker Roy gave a TED talk at TED Global in Edinburgh in October 2011. 3.5 million hits translated into 45 languages. TED talk 2011 http://www.ted.com/talks/bunker_roy.html RECOGNITION The Schwab Foundation for Outstanding Social Entrepreneurs, World Economic Forum Switzerland September 2002: The Stockholm Challenge Award Sweden October 2002: Tech Museum California November 2002: St Andrews Prize for the Environment, Scotland May 2003: Tyler Prize April 2004 California USA: The Skoll Foundation 2005: US $ 1 million ALCAN Award for Sustainability 2006: The Sierra Club Green Energy Award :Robert Hill Award For Promotion of Solar Energy Hamburg Germany September 2009 : Asian Excellence Awards, London, November 2011, Social Entrepreneur of the Year. April 2010 identified by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world Blue Planet Prize Japan November 2011: Clinton Global Citizen Award New York September 2013: