Check out the 2022 agenda below...
Isobel Coleman, Deputy Administrator For Policy And Programming, USAID
The Role of Development in Great Power Competition
China’s Belt and Road initiative in South Asia and Africa is just one example of Beijing flexing its development and diplomatic muscle. Bilateral arrangements in the southern Pacific are attempting to diminish America’s economic and security role in the region are another. Recent U.S. foreign policy initiatives such as the “pivot to Asia” as well as trade sanctions and increased, overt political and military engagement with Taiwan over the last three administrations have been the result. Hear from current U.S. officials about ongoing programmatic activities designed to bolster our efforts in this great power competition.
DEIA – From Proposed Policies to Programmatic Implementation
Starting on his first day in office with Executive Order 14035, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility – advancing DEIA in the federal workforce has been a cornerstone of President Biden. DEIA policies are imbedded in everything from federal hiring to contracts. Implementing those policies in foreign assistance programs and implementing partners has been both on-going and challenging given the nature and location of the work. Hear from CIDC DEIA co-chairs and key USG officials as they discuss their efforts to realize these goals.
Mahmoud Bah, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Millennium Challenge Corporation