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CQ Roll Call's policy breakfast briefing Building Self-Reliance: The Future of Foreign Aid will get to the heart of the question at the center of development aid: how to deliver aid in a way that not only reaches the people and communities who need it most, but enables them to graduate from needing foreign aid. With members of Congress discussing potential policy proposals and an expert panel with voices from the trenches, this policy breakfast briefing event will examine what has worked, what hasn't and seek new strategies to make foreign aid most effective.
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When: Mar. 25, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Where: Columbus Club at Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast, Washington, DC 20002
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Moderated by: David Hawkings, Senior Editor, Roll Call
Members of Congress:
Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.)
Rep. Connolly is a four-term Congressman serves on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.)
Rep. Fortenberry is a six-term Congressman currently serving on the Appropriations Committee, and teh subcommittee for State and Foreign Relations. Rep. Fortenberry previously served on the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Our expert panel will discuss the future of foreign aid with voices from the trenches.
Moderated by: Jennifer Koons, Editor, CQ Roll Call
Jacqueline Musiitwa, Esq. - Hoja Law Group, Founder, Managing Partner, Kenya
Musiitwa’s focus is now on the importance of good governance and rule of law, and on improving Africa’s standing in the world. Musiitwa has served as an advisor to the director general of the World Trade Organization on trade policy as well as to the Rwandan Justice Ministry on investment, trade and infrastructure and private sector development. She was an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Fellow, Mo Ibrahim Fellow and a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.
Gyan Mani - Education Officer, Nepal
Nepal's first "Integrity Idol," Gyan Mani is an education officer in the eastern district of Panchthar in Nepal, who won the title for his commitment towards educational reforms in the region. In a country where government officials are often associated with corruption and incompetence, this contest aimed to shine a spotlight on honest and industrious civil servants, and was organized by the Accountability Lab. Mani was chosen due to his work promoting accountability in the education sector in his district, and elevating education standards.
Lindsay Coates - Acting President & CEO, InterAction
Lindsay Coates is a committed advocate for human dignity and currently works as the Acting CEO & President of InterAction, a community of nearly 200 NGOs which is a united voice for global change. Lindsay currently serves on the steering committee of the World Bank Global Partnership for Social Accountability and the Boards of Episcopal Relief and Development and the Global Health Council. She served on the Obama administration’s Task Force on Global Poverty, was a Trustee for her alma mater the University of the South at Sewanee and a Board Member for the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project.
Noam Unger - Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator and Director of Office of Policy, USAID
Noam Unger is an Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator and the Director of USAID's Office of Policy in the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning. He serves as a primary policy adviser to the agency's leadership, manages a skilled team of policy analysts and advisers, and he also directed the agency's 2014 Frontiers in Development Forum. He previously served as Vice President for Partnerships and External Affairs for Global Citizen Year, an education-related social enterprise. For several years prior he served as a Brookings Global Economy and Development Fellow, where he directed the Foreign Aid Reform Project, co-founded the Development Assistance and Governance Initiative, and managed the annual Brookings Blum Roundtable.
Note: This will be a widely attended event.
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