Forum 2014 Agenda
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DRAFT event program as of June 2014
5:30-7:30 pm - Opening Reception on Capitol Hill (United States Capitol - Room HVC-201)
Join us on Capitol Hill as we kick off InterAction’s 30th Anniversary Forum! Mingle with members of Congress at our opening reception where we will honor lawmakers who have been leaders in fighting poverty and engage with them and congressional staff in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Enjoy drinks, hor d’oeuvres and a live jazz performance by the Robert Redd Trio for an evening to remember! For more information, please contact Delyse Lawless at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8:00-10:00 am – Registration, Breakfast & Networking (Room 146 Lobby)
10:00 am-12:00 noon – Opening Plenary (Room 146)
Drivers of Change: How Do We Make A Difference?
This plenary session will contrast the roles of different change agents, from the potential of social movements to create dramatic, disruptive changes, to the results driven approaches of many U.S. NGOs. The panel will discuss the relationship between social movements, the private sector and aid programs in a country’s development, with a particular emphasis on how U.S. NGOs can advance social justice as established relief and development actors. The session will also feature discussion of how we can talk about international development most effectively to build movements for global changes.
Lindsay Coates, Executive Vice President, InterAction
Anne Goddard, President and CEO, ChildFund International
Rajiv Joshi, Interim CEO, The B-Team
Salil Shetty, Secretary General, Amnesty International
InterAction's NGO Aid Map: Global Map Launch
Remarks by Jack Muhs, President and CEO, FedEx Trade Networks, Inc.
“Narrative Development Project”
Tom Scott, Director, Global Brand & Innovation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Sam Worthington, President and CEO, InterAction
12:15-1:45 pm – Networking Lunch (Room 146)
The networking lunches will offer opportunities for discussion around topical issues concerning the NGO community, to share ideas and to make new connections.
12:15-1:45 pm – CEO Networking Lunch (Room 144B/C) (InterAction Member CEOs Only)
InterAction member CEOs rarely have the time simply to network with each other, find new partners or develop a network of relevant contacts. Whether you are new or have been engaged in this community for years, come spend some time with your colleagues from across the wide spectrum of InterAction members. There will be a CEO networking lunch each day as well as a special session in each of the workshop blocks for InterAction Member CEOs only.
1:45-3:15 pm – Workshops
This year, alongside the traditional workshops, we also have tracks designed for attendees with specific areas of focus (such as advocacy, communications, or private sector engagement).
- Corruption and Development Aid: Understanding and Mitigating the “Cost of Doing Business” (Room 144A)
- Youth: A New Generation of Development Actors (InterAction Member CEOs Only-Room 144B/C)
- Gifts-In-Kind vs. Gifts Un-kind: Encouraging Effective Donations Through Social Media (Room 149A)
- Foreign Aid Reform: Can it Be Revived? Should it Be? (Room 149B)
- Ending Preventable Child Deaths? (Room 150A)
- Effective Local and Community Partners: A Perspective from the Global South (Room 150B)
- The Ethics of Open Data: How Open is Too Open? (Room 151A)
- Values-Based Management—Translating Personal and Organizational Values into Results (Room 151B)
- Effective Leadership in Humanitarian Emergencies (Room 152A)
- Shared Measurement Systems: What is Shared Measurement and How Can It Serve the Nonprofit Sector? (Room 152B)
- Growing More than Food: How Empowered Civil Society and Resilient Local Systems Build Food Security (Room 159A/B)
3:30-5:00 pm – Plenary Session - Reflections on our Future: Moving Beyond Silos (Room 146)
This plenary session will examine the increasing convergence of different social and environmental challenges, including the interplay between sustainable development, social enterprise, gender, and humanitarian action. The panel will discuss the need for multifaceted approaches to address these challenges with particular focus on resilience, gender, and the pressure to understand and measure our impact in new ways.
Carolyn Woo, President & CEO, Catholic Relief Services
Alnoor Ebrahim, Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Kristin Hetle, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Advocacy, Civil Society, Communications, and of the Resource Mobilization Division, UN Women
Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA), USAID
Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator, USAID
4:30 -7:30 pm – Exhibit Hours, Happy Hour, Scavenger Hunt & Networking (Rooms 145 and 147)
Our exhibitors and sponsors are valued partners in our work, providing expertise and important services. Be sure to visit the exhibit booths to find out about the newest technologies and ground-breaking initiatives. Come and engage with our exhibitors and sponsors in both exhibit halls during the happy hour reception. Join us for a fun, engaging and entertaining scavenger hunt in the exhibit halls. Collect all objects and win a prize! Note: Exhibit Halls will open at 4:30 p.m., but events will begin at 5:00 p.m.
8:00-9:30 am – Breakfast, Exhibit Hours & Artisan Trade Fair (Rooms 145 and 147)
Be sure to visit the exhibit booths to find out about the newest technologies and ground-breaking initiatives while enjoying a continental breakfast in the exhibit halls. Engage with our exhibitors and sponsors. Artisans will be selling a variety of arts and crafts made by indigenous artists from around the world during the artisan trade fair.
8:30-10:30 am – Humanitarian Community Meeting (Room 152B)
Formerly the HPP Business meeting, InterAction’s humanitarian members will gather with UN and U.S. government partners and colleagues to discuss issues currently facing the community. Note: Breakfast will be provided.
9:00-10:30 am – Workshops
- Role of Post 2015 Partnerships for Development Impact (Room 144A)
- Enabling Corporate-NGO Philanthropy and Partnerships (InterAction Member CEOs Only-Room 144B/C)
- Striking the Balance Between Protection and Prosperity: Decent Work for Youth 15-17 in the Value Chain (Room 149A)
- Activists Can Make a Difference: Digging Out the Roots of Child Marriage (Room 149B)
- The Good, The Bad and The Young: Mythbusting the Role of Young Professionals in International Development (Room 150A)
- Partnerships for Healthy Communities and Healthy Ecosystems (Room 150B)
- Agency Level Measurement: Lessons Learned So Far (Room 151A)
- Social Change Anytime Everywhere: Best Practices to Build a Multichannel Campaign Plan (Room 152A)
- Hitting the Mark? A Discussion on USAID's New Local Systems Approach (Room 159A/B)
10:45 am-12:25 pm – Plenary Session
Engaging the Private Sector in New Partnerships (Room 146)
A UPS®-InterAction CEO Roundtable Event
The landscape in front of InterAction and the global community is a mix of daunting challenges and exciting opportunities – from climate change to a new Post 2015 development agenda, from a global movement to end poverty to new institutions ready to help partner, finance and scale up programs that work. We believe there is huge hope for a resilient humanity and the eradication of the structural causes of poverty. However, are we effectively collaborating across sectors, and channeling the right resources to move the needle where it matters? In our race to open markets and engage populations, are we sure our programs, products, and services are alleviating vulnerabilities and not creating deeper and more intractable chasms? Our panelists are committed to think this challenge through, to create connections that move us, in partnership, and to explore different ways in which NGOs and the corporate sector could engage that go beyond the philanthropic model.
Daniel J. Brutto, UPS Foundation Trustee, retired President, UPS International
Richard Leach, President and CEO, WFP for USA
Daryl Brewster, Chief Executive Officer, Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy
Kathy Calvin, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Nations Foundation
Interview with World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim (Room 146)
12:25-1:45 pm – Networking Lunch, Exhibit Hours & Artisan Trade Fair (Rooms 146, 145 and 147)
The networking lunches will offer the opportunity to discuss topical issues concerning the NGO community, to share ideas with colleagues, and to make new connections. Make sure to get your dessert and coffee in the exhibit halls and visit with exhibitors and artisans.
12:25-1:30 pm – CEO Lunch with World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim (Room 144B/C) (InterAction Member CEOs Only)
Following his remarks at the plenary session, World Bank Group president Dr. Jim Yong Kim will sit down with InterAction member CEOs for a discussion of the future of international relief and development. Dr. Kim is passionate about creating and partnering with a movement led by civil society. This candid dialogue will give CEOs the chance to discuss with Dr. Kim how we can meet the goal of ending poverty and how our sector must evolve to meet the challenges of the next 30 years.
12:25-1:45 pm – Young Professionals Networking Lunch (Room 150A)
Participants in the Young Professionals Summit are invited to join senior executives from leading NGOs for a special networking luncheon.
1:45-3:15 pm – Workshops
- Breaking Conventional Wisdom Around Youth (Room 144A)
- Effective Advocacy (Room 144B/C)
- Monitoring and Evaluation 3.0 – The Evolution of Program Quality and Impact Measurement (Room 149A)
- Seeing is Believing (Room 149B)
- No Seat at the Table?: The Impact of Local Hiring Trends on Young Professionals (Room 150A)
- Leadership Skills You Want to Build: Effective Decision Making (Room 150B)
- How Can We Shift From Crisis Fighters to Systematic Risk Managers? Insights from the "World Development Report 2014" (Room 151A)
- Model for the Future or Vestige of the Past?: Engaging the Cooperative Sector as an Effective Partner in Sustainable Development Solutions (Room 151B)
- Building a New Narrative for Development: What Does the Public Really Think and How Can We Broaden Support and Engagement? (Room 152A)
- A Conversation with the Executive Office (InterAction Member CEOs Only-Room 159A/B)
3:30-5:00 pm – Workshops
- The Future of International Food Aid Assistance: Implementing Food Aid Reform (Room 144A)
- Strategic Partnerships: Getting the Most from NGO-University Collaboration (Room 144B/C)
- Life of a Humanitarian Settlement: From Relief to Permanence (Room 149A)
- Delivering Greater Transparency and Accountability Through a Partnership Approach to Enterprise Systems Development and Deployment (Room 149B)
- Beyond the Forum – Be a Part of the Change for Young Professionals in Our Community (Room 150A)
- Advancing Leadership for the Social Sector: Responding to Organizational and Sectoral Demands (Room 150B)
- Re-Imagining Leadership: Putting the Next Generation at the Forefront (Room 151A)
- Why Are Most Organizations' Blogs So Bad? (Room 151B)
- Mechanisms and Motivations – Engaging Communities in Feedback Processes (Room 152A)
- Partnerships for Ending Gender Inequality and Violence: Lessons in Engaging Men and Boys (Room 152B)
- Annual Members Meeting (InterAction Member CEOs Only-Room 159A/B)
4:30-6:00 pm – Exhibit Hours & Artisan Trade Fair (Rooms 145 and 147)
Be sure to visit the exhibit booths in both exhibit halls to find out about the newest technologies and ground-breaking initiatives. Engage with our exhibitors and sponsors. Artisans will be selling a variety of arts and crafts made by indigenous artists from around the world during the artisan trade fair.
5:45-6:45 pm – 30th Anniversary Banquet Reception (Ballroom Pre-Function Space)
7:00-9:30 pm – 30th Anniversary Gala Banquet (Ballroom A)
Join us in celebrating InterAction's 30th Anniversary. The evening will honor the legacy of aid workers who lost their lives in service and acknowledge the achievement of individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the humanitarian and development community. Featuring the Julia Taft Outstanding Leadership Award winners, in recognition of our 10 year victory on first amendment rights; the presentation of our Humanitarian Award; and concluding with a concert by the Adam Ezra Group.
8:00-9:30 am – Breakfast, Exhibit Hours & Artisan Trade Fair (Rooms 145 and 147)
Be sure to visit the exhibit booths in both exhibit halls to find out about the newest technologies and ground-breaking initiatives while enjoying a continental breakfast. Engage with our exhibitors and sponsors. Artisans will be selling a variety of arts and crafts made by indigenous artists from around the world during the artisan trade fair.
9:00-10:30 am – Workshops
- Gender and the Data Revolution: What's Next? (Room 144A)
- The Future of U.S. Foreign Assistance (InterAction Member CEOs Only-Room 144B/C)
- Gadgets and Gizmos: The Use of Technology in Humanitarian Assessments (Room 149A)
- Is Rising Inequality a Development Problem? (Room 149B)
- The Shrinking Space for Civil Society: What Does it Mean for Development and Humanitarian Programming? (Room 150A)
- Private Sector Partnerships & International Development Volunteers (Room 150B)
- Not Another Boring Meeting: Tools for Including and Unleashing Everyone (Room 151A)
- Creating the International NGO of the Future: What Are Industry Leaders Doing? (Room 151B)
- Can Independent Verification Contribute to Humanitarian Effectiveness? (Room 152A)
- The Kids Are Not Alright: Accountability to Adolescent Girls and Boys Before, During and After Conflict (Room 152B)
- Making Aid Data Count: Users and Uses of Open Aid Data (Room 159A/B)
10:45 am-12:15 pm – Workshops
- Civil-Military Coordination After Typhoon Haiyan: What worked? What didn't? (Room 144A)
- Knowing Your Value, Proving Your Worth (InterAction Member CEOs Only-Room 144B/C)
- Scaling Up Nutrition Civil Society Network (SUN CSN) – Using Our Collective Voice to Accelerate Progress (Room 149A)
- PVO Standards – Ensuring Relevance (Room 149B)
- Climate Adaptation Finance – Building Policies and Practices that Enable Vulnerable Men and Women to Be Heard (Room 150A)
- Education as a Vehicle: Bridging Development and Humanitarian Responses (Room 150B)
- Listening to Local Partners: Using Feedback to Drive Quality Improvement (Room 151A)
- Prioritizing Reproductive Health and Rights in the Humanitarian/Development Continuum: Preliminary Findings from the IAWG Global Evaluation of Reproductive Health in Crises (Room 151B)
- Leveraging Private Sector Partnerships for Increased Impact (Room 152A)
- Virtual NGOs: A New Phenomenon that is Here to Stay (Room 152B)
- The Changing World of Internet Domains: What Every NGO Should Know about the Expanding Internet and What it Means for Your NGO (Room 159A/B)
12:15-1:45 pm – Networking Lunch, Exhibit Hours & Artisan Trade Fair (Rooms 146, 145 and 147)
The networking lunches will offer an opportunity for discussion around topical issues concerning the NGO community and an opportunity to share ideas and make new connections. Make sure to get your dessert and coffee in the exhibit halls and visit with exhibitors and artisans.
12:15-1:30 pm – CEO Networking Lunch (Room 144B/C) (InterAction Member CEOs Only)
This networking lunch will be loosely structured around topics of interest to InterAction member CEOs, and will allow CEOs to connect with and learn from colleagues from across the wide spectrum of InterAction members.
1:45-3:15 pm – Closing Plenary
Where Will We Be in 30 Years? (Room 146)
This plenary session will discuss the future of the broad field of sustainable development. Panelists will debate where our field will be 30 years from now and how different future visions will intersect as we advance human well-being and prepare for a more sustainable future.
Dr. Charles F. MacCormack, Senior Fellow, InterAction
Amina Mohammed, Special Advisor of the Secretary General on Post-2015 Development Planning, United Nations
Lester Brown, President, Earth Policy Institute
Jane Nelson, Director of Harvard Kennedy School's Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative
Conversation with Counselor to the President, John Podesta (Room 146)