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Friday, April 11, 2014

From Competitors to Collaborators

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Session Description

Building a new industry takes more than one organization. Competitors must establish standards, share best practices, and create a blueprint for growth. This session will explore how smallholder finance actors can work together, drawing on lessons from sustainable value chains and microfinance.

When | Where

11:45 - 13:00 Friday, April 11 SBS, Classroom 2

Session leaders

  • Andrew Stern Speaker
    Executive Director, Global Development Incubator, Inc.
    Andrew Stern is the President and Executive Director for the Global Development Incubator (GDI), a nonprofit organization that supports innovative organizations and initiatives that have the opportunity to create large scale social change. Prior to GDI, Andrew was a founding Partner of Dalberg Global Development Advisors where he worked for 10 years, including as the Global Operating Partner and head of the Inclusive Growth Practice. Andrew is a board member and former Co-Chairperson for mothers2mothers, an internationally recognized health program preventing HIV transmission from mothers to children. Andrew helped start, design and launch the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), a program at the Aspen Institute that supports organizations who invest in and build small and growing businesses in developing countries. He previously served on ANDE’s Executive Committee. Andrew holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA in Economics from Princeton University.