Event: How can international organizations best support local organizations? (Washington, DC)

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Dear colleague,

As we celebrate our 10th anniversary at Result for Development and renew our focus on supporting change agents and local institutions, we are asking ourselves how best to do this. We are also asking what role an international NGO should (and shouldn’t) play as country expertise and capacities grow — and what capacities and functions are essential for strong self-reliant systems.

We know that many others are grappling with similar questions, so we have decided to convene several thought leaders on this topic, including country change agents as well as funders and implementing organizations who are considering new models for country engagement.

We hope you will join us for a morning of conversation to tackle these questions and more.

Exploring New Models for Supporting Country Change Agents and Local Organizations

Thursday, November 15, 2018 8:30 am - 12 pm Results for Development 1111 19th Street NW Suite 700 Washington, DC 20036

Register here

Former Nigeria Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will start the conversation by sharing her perspectives on the need to build a strong community of local NGOs and civil society organizations in Africa.

Then, hear directly from local and regional change agents as they discuss what they need from their international partners.

Finally, representatives from international organizations will describe how they are responding to the changing landscape.

Featured Speakers

  • Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development
  • Cheryl Cashin, Managing Director, Results for Development
  • David de Ferranti, Board Chair and Founder, Results for Development
  • Mary-Ann Etiebet, Lead and Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
  • Midori de Habich, Former Minister of Health, Peru
  • Emmanuel Jimenez, Executive Director, 3ie
  • Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-founder of Teach for All
  • Gina Lagomarsino, President and CEO, Results for Development
  • Desta Lakew, Director of Partnerships for Africa, Amref
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, former Minister of Finance, Nigeria
  • Kelly Saldaña, Director, Office of Health Systems, USAID
  • Maureen Samms-Vaughan, former Chair, Early Childhood Commission, Jamaica

Please register now