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The Transforming Role of Public - Private Partnerships

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Bottom Line or Development Priority?: The Transforming Role of Public-Private Partnerships

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International Development Professionals, Donors, Cooperative and Corporate Leaders

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Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are not new in international development, but they are on the rise and are transforming the way we think about how to effect greater economic transformation. With massive cuts to Official Development Assistance from governments on the horizon, companies, cooperatives and NGOs need to get smarter about how to work together to solve difficult development challenges—chronic malnutrition, youth disenfranchisement, persistent health crises, climate degradation, energy scarcity and lack of market access. At the same time, critics worry about the “privatization” of development aid, with the risk of priorities being driven by the private sector rather than local populations.

This panel will include leaders working on innovative PPPs that help smallholder farmers, women and youth, small businesses and cooperatives get better access to inputs, capital and markets, and link them to global markets, while also benefiting company supply chains, product quality and marketing. How are these PPPs innovating to transform development outcomes? What are their potential negative impacts? Does the cooperative sector—with its focus on both economic and social outcomes—have a particular role to play? What is the future of PPPs in international development and how can we ensure that they are benefitting local communities, as well as the interests of the private sector partners?

Join John Deere, McCormick and USAID as they discuss how these partnerships work best on the ground.

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Dr. Michael Okoroafor, Vice President of Global Sustainability & Packaging Innovation, McCormick & Company

Sean Jones, Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID Bureau of Food Security

Geoffrey Andersen, Director of Global Citizenship and Strategic Planning, John Deere

Moderator - Alex Serrano, Vice President of Strategic Development, NCBA CLUSA

Part of the Cooperative IMPACT Conference, this session is free and open to international development professionals and others interested. You may also register for the earlier morning session on the future of INGO shared servies. (9:00am - 10:30am)

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