September 15, 2014
When the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Frontiers in Development Forum kicked off September 18 in Washington, D.C., a DAI team was there to help address the forum’s driving question—”How will we eradicate extreme poverty by 2030?”
A follow-on to the inaugural 2012 forum, Frontiers convened some of the brightest minds and boldest leaders on ending extreme poverty and laying the groundwork for a broad coalition of committed partners. This major event featured global leaders such as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and included two days of discussions, high-profile talks, and interactive panels. There was also an Innovation Marketplace as well as numerous concurrent focus sessions.
USAID Administrator Raj Shah checks out the MEVA app with Jessica Heinzelman and Sunnat Djalalov at the Innovation Marketplace.
DAI also joined USAID’s “tweet brigade” and supported other social media. Featured booth presenters included former Tunisia Transition Initiative Chief of Party Michele Piercey, who discussed “artivism” in Tunisia and Business Systems Analyst Neil Enet who discussed an innovative real-time grants management mobile application in Southern and Eastern Africa.
The Fall 2015 issue of DAI’s Developments newsletter is now available online. Leading off, Mathilde Gaston-Mathé and Emmanuel Moyart describe how the African, Caribbean, and Pacific/European Union Microfinance Programme vitalized a network of practitioners and stakeholders—including more than 2,400 microfinance institutions, 3,000 staff, and 57 policy makers—across 32 countries.Read More