The event is scheduled to feature Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to President Obama and co-founder of the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN), Ambassador Rick Barton and other key stakeholders from the U.S. government, UN, NGO community and private sector. InterAction will be represented at the event by Lindsay Coates, Executive Vice President.
Obama administration officials will present a brief overview of the U.S. strategy during the briefing. The representatives in attendance will then participate in a working session during which they will share ideas, concerns and other issues about U.S. engagement in achieving the MDGs.
Since the forthcoming U.S. strategy will very likely frame President Obama’s scheduled remarks at the MDG Review Summit in September, as well as portend the U.S. government’s strategy going forward toward the 2015 deadline to accomplish the MDGs, InterAction will pay close attention to the document’s contents and will present an analysis comparing the U.S. strategy with the recommendations outlined in InterAction’s June 2010 Achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): The Road Forward for the U.S. in the coming weeks.