Session recordings linked below.

Plenary Topics:
Perspectives on the Global Pandemic Response and What’s Next
  • Mark Suzman, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex
The Future of Development Finance and Trade in the COVID-19 Era
  • Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Former Nigerian Minister of Finance and Gavi Board Member
  • Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex
How Tech and Philanthropy are Transforming Development
  • Alexandria Lafci, Co-Founder and COO, New Story
  • Dr. Precious Moloi Motsepe, Co-Founder, Deputy Chairperson and CEO, Motsepe Foundation
  • Neil Buddy Shah, Managing Director, GiveWell
  • Moderator: Catherine Cheney, Senior Reporter and West Coast Correspondent, Devex
Coronavirus and the Economy: Preparing for the Next Pandemic
  • David Malpass, President of the World Bank
  • Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex
Deep Dive themes:
  • 10:00 - 11:15 a.m ET Business Transforming Development
  • 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. ET From Storytelling to Movement Building
  • 12:30 - 1:45 p.m. ET Future of Development Finance
  • 1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET Innovation at Scale: From Pilots to Progress
  • 3:00 - 4:15 p.m. ET Data Revolution
Workshops [Exclusive to Devex World attendees]:
  • 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. ET Overcoming Barriers: Implementing Innovative Solutions for Maternal Health at Scale — Co-hosted by MSD for Mothers
  • 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. ET Innovating to Strengthen Resilience — Co-hosted by RTI International
  • 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET Scaling Disability-inclusive Tech Solutions — Co-hosted by CBM International
  • 1:15 - 2:30 p.m. ET Dismantling Systemic Inequity in Development Through Racially-conscious Collaboration — Co-hosted by GHR Foundation
ASU Hackathon:
Sessions include:
How Businesses Can Build a Resilient, Sustainable Food System
  • Dr. David Nabarro, Co-Director, Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation; Strategic Director, 4SD; and Special Envoy to the World Health Organization Director-General on COVID-19
  • Alejandra Schrader, The Chef's Manifesto
  • Eric Soubeiran, CSO/CEO, Danone Ecosystem Fund
  • Cherrie De Erit Atilano, Founding Farmer/President & CEO, AGREA Agricultural System International, Inc.
  • Moderator: Teresa Welsh, Reporter, Devex
MDBs and the Private Sector: Partners for Growth
  • Mauricio Claver-Carone, President, Inter-American Development Bank
  • Moderator: Teresa Wesh, Reporter, Devex
Low-tech, High Impact: Increasing Resilience of Small-Scale Poultry Producers in India
  • Dr. Sushmita Parai, Sr. Program Manager, Animal Wellbeing, Heifer International
  • Jason Shelton, Core Nutrition Director, Cargill
  • Moderator: Alan Robbins, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Devex
Getting Moonshots Ready for the Real World
  • Obi Felten, Head of Getting Moonshots Ready for Contact with the Real World, X
  • Moderator: Catherine Cheney, Senior Reporter and West Coast Correspondent, Devex
Sessions include:
From Black Lives Matter to #EndSARS
  • Rinu Oduala, Brand Strategist and Advocate for Humanity
  • DeRay McKesson, Activist and Organizer
Revolution or Evolution? Achieving Diversity in Development.
  • Janti Soeripto, President and CEO, Save the Children US
  • Yvonne Arunga, Regional Programs and Operations Director for East and Central Africa, Save the Children
  • Moderator: Kate Warren, Executive Vice President, Devex
The Other Side of Crisis: Building Movements for Transformational Change
  • Paul O’Brien, Vice President, Oxfam America
  • Nazanin Ash, Vice President, International Rescue Committee
  • Loyce Pace, President and Executive Director, Global Health Council
  • Moderator: Michael Igoe, Senior Reporter, Devex
Sessions include:
COVID-19, the SDGs, and the Development Finance Agenda
  • Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
  • Eric LeCompte, Executive Director, Jubilee USA Network
  • Geoffrey Okamoto, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
  • Florian Kemmerich, Managing Partner, Bamboo Capital Partners
  • Moderator: Adva Saldinger, Senior Reporter and Associate Editor, Devex
The Global COVID-19 Financial Response
  • Peter Sands, Executive Director, The Global Fund
  • Moderator: Adva Saldinger, Senior Reporter and Associate Editor, Devex
Leaving No-one Behind: Ensuring Financial Services for Women and Youth
  • Papa Amadou Sarr, Minister and General Delegate for Entrepreneurship, Government of Senegal
  • Moderator: Rumbi Chakamba, Associate Editor, Devex
Sessions include:
Applying the "Science of Where" to the SDG Agenda
  • Jack Dangermond, Founder and President, Esri
The COVID Catalyst: Innovating Across Sectors for Improved Access to Vaccines
  • Delese Mimi Darko, Chief Executive Officer, Ghana Food and Drugs Authority
  • Ronald T. Piervincenzi, CEO, USP
  • Stavros Nicolaou, Group Senior Executive, Strategic Trade, Aspen Pharmacare Holding Ltd.
  • Moderator: Rebecca Root, Reporter and Editorial Associate, Devex
Innovation at Scale: Why We Are Failing and How to Turn it Around
  • Rahul Chandran, CEO, Care Impact Partners
  • Kevin Starr, Managing Director, Mulago Foundation
  • Alexis Bonnell, Senior Business Executive and Emerging Technology Evangelist, Google Cloud
  • Iyinoluwa "E" Aboyeji, General Partner & Co-Founder, Future Africa
  • Moderator: Catherine Cheney, Senior Reporter and West Coast Correspondent, Devex
Why NGOs are Turning to Messaging Platforms to Meet People Where They Are
  • Nmachi Jidenma, Global Strategy and Business Development, WhatsApp Inc.
  • Moderator: Catherine Cheney, Senior Reporter and West Coast Correspondent, Devex
Sessions include:
Data-Driven in Development: What it Takes
  • Harpinder Collacott, Executive Director, Development Initiatives
  • Maria Ruth Jones, Coordinator DIME, World Bank
  • Laura McGorman, Policy Lead, Data for Good, Facebook
  • Moderator: Lisa Cornish, Senior Reporter, Devex
Lessons from Global Surgery: Promoting Local Empowerment Through Partnerships
  • Susannah Schaefer, Executive Vice Chair, President & Chief Executive Officer, Smile Train
  • Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex
Data Sharing in Development: Can it be Achieved Without Challenging Privacy and Human Rights?
  • Shaida Badiee, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Open Data Watch
  • Agnieszka Rawa, Managing Director, Data Collaboratives for Local Impact, Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • Joe Cannataci, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy
  • Moderator: Lisa Cornish, Senior Reporter, Devex
Sessions include:
Climate Action: The Next Chapter
  • Christiana Figueres, Costa Rican Diplomat and Former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC

  • Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Environmental activist and President of the Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad
  • Moderator: Deborah Charles, Managing Editor, Devex
Contemporary Politics in Crisis
  • Rory Stewart, Senior Fellow, Jackson Institute, Yale University
  • Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex
Innovation at Scale: Rethinking the Design of Higher Education
  • Prof. Address Malata, Vice-Chancellor, Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST)

  • Dr. Sanjeev Khagram, Director General and Dean of Thunderbird School of Global Management, and ASU Foundation Professor of Global Leadership
  • Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex
What the U.S. Elections Mean for Development
  • Mark Green, Executive Director, The McCain Institute at Arizona State University
  • Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex
Feast or Famine? The Future of Pandemic Preparedness and Response
  • Dr. Syra Madad, Senior Director, System-wide Special Pathogens Program, Emergency Management, Health & Safety Lead, Enhanced Investigations Unit, NYC Health + Hospitals
  • Dr. Dennis Carroll, Senior Advisor for Global Health Security, URC and Chair, Global Virome Project
  • Moderator: Jenny Lei Ravelo, Senior Reporter, Devex
Hashtag Our Stories: 5 Ways To Keep The Hope Alive
  • Yusuf Omar, Co-Founder, Hashtag Our Stories
Demanding Democracy: At the Frontlines of Activism
  • Nadya Tolokonnikova, Conceptual Artist, Political Activist, Founding Member of Pussy Riot
  • Moderator: Natalie Donback, Reporter and Editorial Associate, Devex
The Middle Act: SDGs As a Roadmap for Change
  • Richard Curtis, Screenwriter, Producer and Film Director
  • Michael Igoe, Senior Reporter, Devex
Closing remarks:
  • Raj Kumar, President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex
Entertainment [Exclusive to Devex World attendees]:
  • Ladipoe, Rapper and Recording Artist

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