IR to Sponsor SID World C RD r W Congres and D ss Discuss the s Fu uture of Devel lopmen nt

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ARLING GTON, VA – International R I Relief and Deve elopment (IRD) is co-sponsori the ) ing Society for Internationa Development (SID) triennia World Congr on Friday, July 29 f al t al ress through Sunday, July 31 in Washingto D.C. The 20 SID World Congress will focus on S on, 011 d l the theme, “Our Comm Challenge: A World Movi toward a Su mon ing ustainable Futu and is ure” expected to attract more than 1,000 de d e evelopment pra actitioners from around the wo m orld. IRD Pre esident and CE Dr. Arthur B. Keys will introduce a pan discussion o conflict EO r nel on and deve elopment. Jim Kunder, Senio Resident Fell at The Ger K or low rman Marshall Fund and IRD Adv visory Council Member, will p present as part of the panel on conflict and n developm ment. In additio Milka Dine on, ev-Olivares, IR Director of Health, will sp RD peak on the importan of partnersh and program integration as part of a Glob Engagemen panel. nce hip m s bal nt IRD will also host sever of its key pa l ral artners, includi MedPharm and Care2, at t IRD ing the exhibitio booth during the event. Vis IRD’s online Press Room f updates on t on g sit e for the exhibit. WHAT: WHEN: SID World Congre Discussing the Future of D D ess: g Development Satu urday, July 30 9:00 0am-10:15am Disc cussion on the N Nexus between Conflict and D n Development Ope ening Remarks by Dr. Arthur B. Keys, Presid and CEO, IRD dent Speakers including Jim Kunder, S g Senior Residen Fellow at The nt e Ger rman Marshall F Fund and IRD Advisory Boar Member rd 10:4 45am-12:15pm m Global Engagemen Broadening the Partnersh nt: g hip Speakers including Milka Dinevg -Olivares, Direc of Health, IRD ctor WHERE E: Om Shoreham H mni Hotel Reg gency Ballroom and Executive Room m e 2500 Calvert Stree NW et, Was shington, D.C. 20008

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SID Wor Congress pa rld articipants will be challenged to look forwar to discuss iss rd, sues essential to a sustainabl future. Keyno speeches an panel discus le ote nd ssions will cent on ter topics su as economic progress, emp uch c powerment, an inclusiveness science and t nd s; technology ecurity and sus for sustai inable developm ment; human se stainable human development gender n t; equality; metrics and ac ccountability; g governance, citi izenship, partic cipation, and ne social ew contracts and the shiftin roles of the state, markets, and civil socie s; ng ety. e orld website, www. .sidcongress.or Visit rg. View the full schedule at the SID Wo Congress w www.ird d.org for more information on IRD. You can also stay up-to-date on IRD latest n n D’s news by following us on Facebook, T o Twitter (@ird_ _voices), Flickr or YouTube. r, IRD is a nonprofit, nong governmental o organization re esponsible for i implementing r relief, stabilizat tion, and develo opment progra worldwide. IRD’s mission is to reduce th suffering ams n he of the wo orld’s most vuln nerable groups and provide th tools and res s he sources needed to d increase their self-suffic ciency. Special lizing in meetin the needs of c ng communities em merging from conf or natural disaster, IRD p nflict l partners with d donors, local o organizations, a many and others to deliver sustain o nable services i agriculture, g in governance, he ealth, and infra astructure. For more information, visit IRD.org. e v ###

 
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