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USAID FRONTIERS IN DEVELOPMENT 2014

More than 40 Global Leaders Discuss Ending Extreme Poverty

For Immediate Release

Monday, September 15, 2014

USAID Press Office

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will hold the second Frontiers in Development forum at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. September 18-19, 2014. The two day event will engage a dynamic community of global thought leaders and development practitioners to address the question: How will we eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 and lay the groundwork for a broad coalition of partners committed to this goal?

The invitation-only audience will consist of 600 prominent leaders from various communities involved in foreign assistance and development, including government officials, leaders from the private sector and non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Confirmed speakers include John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State; Jakaya Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania; Mary Robinson, UN Special Envoy for Climate Change and former President of Ireland; Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; John Podesta, Counselor to the President of the United States; Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State; John Kufuor, former president of Ghana; Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of Oxfam International; and Michael Elliot, president and chief executive officer of One.

This year, Frontiers is structured to also include a dynamic Innovation Marketplace that will be open to a broader audience. It will feature exhibits and its own Innovation Stage to showcase new ideas for reaching and aiding the extreme poor and to engage participants in more intimate problem-solving settings. The 2014 Frontiers in Development Forum was generously supported by: The Rockefeller Foundation, The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, and The New Venture Fund.

Media can pre-register by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Check-in and same day registration will also be available at the Atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building. Please contact the press office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 202-712-4320 for more information. The event and marketplace will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building, Amphitheater and Atrium Hall.

http://www.usaid.gov/news-information/press-releases/sep-15-2014-usaid-frontiers-development-2014

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