8:00 – 8:45: Coffee and registration

8:45 – 9:15: Introductory session. The UAA Co-Chairs and Executive Committee will provide a brief update on the status of the Association and introduce the AGM theme.

9:15 – 9:25: Welcome and introduction to CGD – Nancy Birdsall, President of the Center for Global Development

9:30 – 10:00: Keynote – M. Peter McPherson, President of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU); former USAID Administrator (1981-1987)

10:00 – 10:15: Break and transition to first panel session

10:15 – 11:30: 3 concurrent panels on past and current innovations (see below for more on panel content)

Panel on Private Sector Engagement

  • John Sanbrailo, Executive Director of the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF)
  • Peter Kimm, Emeritus Director, and one of the founders of the International Housing Coalition
  • Gordon West, Former Vice President for Business Development and Chief of Party in Indonesia, RTI International (2005 – 2014); former USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia and Near East; former Mission Director, Cambodia and Bangladesh
  • Chris Jurgens, Director, Global Partnerships Division, US Global Development Lab at USAID
  • Margaret Spears, Director, Office of Market and Partnership Innovations, USAID’s Bureau for Food Security
  • Virginia Brown, Director, Office of Trade and Regulatory Reform at USAID
  • Ben Leo, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Moderator

Panel Innovation in Analytics: Logframe, DHS, FEWSNet

  • Terrence Brown, Senior Policy Advisor in USAID’s Policy Bureau
  • Gary Eilerts, USAID Program Manager for the Famine Early Warning System Network (FEWS NET)
  • Molly Hageboeck, evaluation specialist
  • Felix Lee, specialist in monitoring and evaluation, GIS, and information technology at FEWS NET
  • Scott Radloff, Senior Scientist at the Gates Institute at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Madeleine Short Fabic, Public Health Advisor for USAID’s Office of Population and Reproductive Health

Panel on Building Capacity for Innovation – the India Experience

  • Gary Merritt, served with USAID from 1973 to 1998, including 4 years in India 1979-1983
  • Owen Cylke, served with USAID from 1966 to 1987, and as USAID/India Mission Director 1983-1987
  • Elizabeth Warfield, USAID Local Solutions Coordinator, USAID/India Deputy Mission Director 2009-2013
  • Manpreet Singh Anand, Deputy Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Asia Bureau, Moderator

11:30 – 11:45: Break and transition to second panel session

11:45 – 1:00: 3 concurrent panels on past and current innovations (see below for more on panel content)

Panel on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance

  • Norma Parker, Senior Adviser, USAID Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan; former Deputy Assistant Administrator and Director, Office of Democratic Initiatives, LAC Bureau
  • Neil Levine, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, National Defense University (on assignment from USAID); former Director, Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, DCHA Bureau
  • Catie Lott, Acting Director, USAID Center of Excellence on Democracy, Human Rights and Governance, DCHA Bureau; former DRG officer in Missions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
  • Larry Garber, Senior Policy Adviser, USAID PPL Bureau; former Mission Director, West Bank and Gaza, and Acting Assistant Administrator, PPC and PPL Bureaus
  • Jim Michel, former USAID Counselor and Assistant Administrator, LAC Bureau, Moderator.

Panel on Agriculture: USAID’s Support for Both Green Revolutions

  • Rob Bertram, Chief Scientist, USAID/BFS
  • Mark Huisenga, Program Director, MPI, USAID/BFS
  • Jim Riordan, Development Economist
  • John Westley, Adjunct Associate Professor of Economics, John Cabot University (Rome, Italy
  • Emmy Simmons, former USAID, AA/EGAT, Moderator

Panel on Global Health – 50 Years of Innovation

  • Robert Clay, incoming Vice President for Health and Nutrition at Save the Children; former Deputy Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Global Health
  • James Shelton, Science Advisor for the Bureau for Global Health, with particular concentration in HIV prevention and family planning
  • Wendy Taylor, Director, Center for Accelerating Innovation and Impact, USAID
  • Mead Over, Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development, Moderator

1:00 – 2:00: Lunch

2:00 – 2:15: Presentation for UAA Alumni Awards

2:15 – 2:45: Remarks from USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah

2:45 – 3:00: Wrap-up and announcement UAA Board Election results.