This year, I’m helping to run the Harvard International Development Conference (IDC) at the Harvard Kennedy School. It promises to be an exciting event, with panel topics ranging from the role of mobile technology as a means of alleviating poverty to private sector-led, entrepreuneurial models for development. If you intend on attending the conference, please do let me know – I would love to meet members of our readership in person!
More information follows below:
The 15th Annual Harvard International Development Conference
April 3 – 4, 2009 | Harvard Kennedy School
Register Now! www.HARVARD-IDC.com
We would like to introduce you to the 15th Annual Harvard International Development Conference (IDC) at the Harvard Kennedy School. In light of an increasingly challenging global context, this year’s theme, “IMPACT: Turning Global Challenges into Opportunities,” delves into the need for the reconceptualization of existing development paradigms, as well as the importance of cross-sector, entrepreneurial partnerships.
We are especially pleased to present our keynote speakers for this year’s conference:
Mr. John Wood, Founder, Room to Read; Author, ‘Leaving Microsoft to Change the World’
Dr. Kyung-Wha Kang, UN Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights
Dr. Howard Zucker, Former Assistant Director General, World Health Organization
The core programmatic elements of the IDC are our 13 Panels and 4 Workshops under 4 Topics, each consisting of four to five leading development experts from a multitude of sectors: government, private sector, academia and international organizations. This year’s topics include:
A. International Trade & Finance
B. Science & Technology for Development
C. Human Rights & Human Security
D. Private Sector & Entrepreneurial Solutions for Development