More than 40 Global Leaders Discuss Ending Extreme Poverty
Monday, September 15, 2014
USAID Press Office
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.