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Keynote Address From Valerie Amos: Investing In Common Solutions

InterAction Forum 2011

Wednesday, August 10

 

Dear friends and colleagues,

I am delighted to have the opportunity to be here with you at this years’ InterAction Forum. It is almost one year since I became the Emergency Relief Coordinator, and the UN’s Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs.

Transcript Of Yunus Interview On Kojo Nnamdi Show

Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU-FM)

Muhammad Yunus: Microcredit's Turning Tide

August 11, 2011

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Transcript for: 

Muhammad Yunus: Microcredit's Turning Tide

 

Listen to the show here: http://thekojonnamdishow.org/shows/2011-08-11/muhammad-yunus-microcredits-turning-tide

 

Plenary Summary: From Failing States To Development—A Giant Leap

Today, most of the world’s poor live in middle-income or fragile countries, turning the transition from fragile state to fully-functioning state into one of the most crucial points in development. Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the National Security Council, spoke to InterAction’s Forum about transitioning states just hours after having returned from the Horn of Africa.

Plenary Summary: From Failing States To Development—A Giant Leap

Today, most of the world’s poor live in middle-income or fragile countries, turning the transition from fragile state to fully-functioning state into one of the most crucial points in development. Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of the National Security Council, spoke to InterAction’s Forum about transitioning states just hours after having returned from the Horn of Africa.

Workshop Summary: Navigating MCC’s New Framework For Public-Private Partnerships”

Panelists:

Ms. Courtenay Engelke, Director, Investment and Risk Management, MCC

Mr. Tom Campbell, Senior Director, Private Sector Development, MCC

Mr. Samuel Asante Mensah, Chief of Party (Ghana), Adventist Development and Relief Agency

Moderator:

Mr. Tim McCoy, Vice President for Business Development, Corporate Council on Africa

 

Workshop Summary: Natural Vs. Politically-Made Humanitarian Situations

Islamic Relief USA hosted a Wednesday workshop featuring Dr. Adam Koons of International Relief & Development and Bill Canny of Catholic Relief Services.  Both panelists addressed a number of the critical questions and challenges NGOs face when responding to natural vs. politically-made disasters.   

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