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April 20, 2018: Center for Global Development hosts 'The Future of Development Finance' conference

The Center for Global Development (CGD) will host a discussion on the future of development finance institutions.  The President of the CGD, Masood Ahmend, along with Remy Rioux, CEO of Agence Francaise de Developpement, Paul Lamontagne, Managing Director of FinDev Canada, and Elizabeth Littlefield, the former CEO of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, will look at the role and gap that Development Finance Institutions are increasingly being called on to fill in order to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.  The event will be live streamed and available afterwards on CGD's website.

Location:  Washington, DC, US

Event website - CGD

Global United States

April 23, 2018: Agricultural development: Smart investing for global food security

Brookings Institute hosts a panel of experts to discuss how best to address food insecurity and reduce extreme poverty in low-income countries through empowerment of rural farmers.   Gilbert Houngbo, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will discuss actions that IFAD can take to help reach the Sustainable Development Goals' target of doubling small-holder productivity.  Other panelists will address the changes needed to institutions, markets, and other investments to transform the agrifood system in the developing world. 

Location: Washington, DC, US

Event website - Brookings