Saturday, July 30, 2011

SID Tanzania chapter at the World Congress 2011 in Washington DC

Ms Rebeca Gryspan, Associate Administrator, UNDP, UN Under Secretary,  speaks at the Opening Plenary session
 SID Vice President Amb. Juma Mwapachu moderates the Opening Plenary Session of the SID World Congress 2011
 Dr Donald Kaberuka, President of the African Development Bank speaks
Former President of Ghana HE John Kufour makes a contribution from the floor
Vice President  of the Society for International Development Ambassador Juma Mwapachu (third left) poses with members of SID Tanzania Chapter who are attending the three-day World Congress at the Omni Shoreham hotel in Washington DC. They are from left Yasmin Said Chali (Treasurer), Mahmoud Thabit Kombo (President), June Warioba (Secretary General ), Masoud Kipanya (Member  Executive Committee) and Muhidin Issa Michuzi (Programs officer)
SID Tanzania Chapter  President Mahmoud Thabit Kombo and Treasurer Yasmin Said Ali  visit an exhibition in the sidelines of the Congress

A section of the exhibition floor
Amb. Juma Mwapachu chats with Mahmoud Thabit Kombo and YasminSaid Chali
 A US delegate chats with the Tanzania delegation
 Chatting with a US delagate who has visited Tanzania several times
Networking with delegates from different countries
Amb. Juma Mwapachu in discussion with Mahmoud Thabit Kombo and Masoud Kipanya
Time to grab a quick lunch
 SID Vice President Amb. Juma Mwapachu moderates the opening plenary session
 Daniel F. Runde, Chair SID World Congress welcomes delegates to the Congress
Ms Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to President Barak Obama, Senior Director for Development and democracy, International Economics speaks
 Emmy Simmons, Board Member SID-Washington, speaks
The Society for Society for International Development (SID), a global  association of development professionals committed to inclusive, fair, and sustainable economic and social development, is holding its triennial World Congress in 2011 in Washington, D.C.

The Congress will be hosted by SID’s Washington D.C. Chapter, whose mission is to advance equitable development by bringing diverse constituencies together to debate critical ideas, policies, and practices that will shape our global future.

Scheduled for July 29-31, 2011, this unique event will focus on the theme, “Our Common Challenge: A World Moving toward a Sustainable Future” and is expected to attract over 1,000 development practitioners from around the world. Two full days of sessions, including keynote speeches, panel debates, and small-group discussions, will focus on critical topics.

It has been just 50 years since Barbara Ward wrote her seminal book on development The Rich Nations, The Poor Nations, and the Society for International Development was launched. SID World Congress 2011 participants will take this opportunity to look back on the history of global development and, using the lessons of experience, to consider what past efforts imply for the development agenda today.

Participants will then be challenged to look forward: to discuss issues essential to defining a sustainable future and to explore—and perhaps agree on—alternative pathways for addressing these issues. By building on the rich, collective experience of SID members worldwide, the Congress can contribute to increasing the effectiveness of development efforts in coming decades.

Issues will include, among others: economic progress, empowerment, and inclusiveness; science and technology for sustainable development; human security and sustainable human development; gender equality; metrics and accountability; governance, citizenship, participation and new social contracts; and the shifting roles of the state, markets, and civil society.
Over three days, attendees will hear from senior leaders from the Obama Administration, political leaders from developing countries, senior leaders from multilateral and bilateral donor agencies and organizations, business leaders and small business owners, non-governmental organizations, civil society representatives and participants in other major development-oriented networks such as The World Economic Forum and The World Social Forum.

There will be opportunities for small group discussions through workshops, networking, and chapter-led discussions. Table-top discussions are being planned during the lunch periods.
Every effort is being made to assure that the program process includes significant Congress outcomes.  Discussions will center on a defined, desired outcome relevant to policy-makers and practitioners. Discussion and debate participants will be engaged both before and after the presentations to assure this outcome is met.

The Congress presentations and conclusions will feed into several follow-up editions of the SID journal Development.

Policy findings and conclusions will be circulated to heads of donor agencies and development banks, as well as private sector leaders.

venues of past sid conferences

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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