Harnessing Innovation to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

Our Global Challenges: A Series of Dialogues on the Pressing Issues of Our Time
  • Friday, Feb 4, 2011

  • On February 4, 2011, CSIS’s Dan Runde guided a discussion with panelists Dr. Alex Dehgan of USAID, Dr. John McArthur of Millennium Promise, and Dr. Sasha Kramer of SOIL on innovation and the Millennium Development Goals. The panelists presented public, private, and systemic ways to spur development through innovation, including

    • how to take development interventions to scale;
    • using prize authority at USAID to stimulate problem solving; and
    • how to foster cross-disciplinary cooperation to manage complexity.

    The event was part of Our Global Challenges, a discussion series held at CSIS in partnership with the University of Miami’s Knight Center for International Media.

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the University of Miami Knight Center for International Media hosted a session of

    Our Global Challenges: A Series of Dialogues on the Pressing Issues of Our Time

    on

    “Harnessing Innovation to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals”

    with

    Dr. Alex Dehgan
    Science & Technology Adviser to the Administrator of USAID;
    Director, Office of Science and Technology,
    Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning, USAID

    Dr. John McArthur
    CEO of Millennium Promise

    Dr. Sasha Kramer
    Executive Director, Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) 

    Moderated by
    Daniel Runde
    Director, CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development

    Friday, February 4, 2011,
    1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    CSIS B1 Conference Center,
    1800 K Street, NW,
    Washington, DC 20006

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