FRIDAY, MARCH 8 ACTIVITY LOCATION
2:00 – 3:30 PM Registration Taubman, First Floor Rotunda, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
3:15 – 3:45 PM Harvard Kennedy School Admissions Info Session Littauer, Room 140, Harvard Kennedy School, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
4:00 – 5:30 PM Opening Keynote Address

Welcome Remarks Layusa Isa-Odidi – MPA-ID/MBA 2014, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School

Introduction of Keynote Address Dr. David T. Ellwood – Dean, Harvard Kennedy School

Opening Keynote Address His Excellency President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal 

Closing Remarks & Thank you Liz Grossman – M. Ed. 2013, Harvard Graduate School of Education

John F. Kennedy Forum, Harvard University, Institute of Politics, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
5:30 – 7:00 PM Networking Reception John F. Kennedy Forum, Harvard University, Institute of Politics, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 9 HARVARD AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE Sheraton Commander and Pound Hall/ Langdell North at Harvard Law School
8:00 – 8:45 AM Registration   Sheraton Commander, 16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
8:45 – 9:30 AM Welcome Remarks & Introduction of Morning Address Lina Dagnew- JD 2014, Harvard Law School; Layusa Isa-Odidi, MBA/MPA-ID 2014, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School

Morning Address Antoinette Sayeh, Director of the African Department at the International Monetary Fund; Former Minister of Finance of Liberia

George Washington Ballroom and Terrace, Sheraton Commander, 16 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
9:30 – 9:45 AM Break
9:45 – 11:00 AM The “Missing Middle”: SME Financing and Capacity-Development

Panelists:

  1. Amrei Botha – Head of SME Banking, Standard Bank Africa
  2. David Rice – Founder, Senior Managing Director, Development Equity Partners; Former Executive Director, NYU Development Research Institute
  3. Athol Williams – Partner, Bain & Company; Founder, Director, Taurus Associates

Moderator: Jane Nelson – Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Director, Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative

  

From Help to Self-Help: Social Engagement through Architecture

Panelists:

  1. Ross Langdon, Director of Regional Associates
  2. Alan Ricks, Founding Partner of MASS Design Group
  3. Heinrich Wolff, Principal of Wolff Architects

Moderator: Ann Yoachim, Loeb Fellow ’13 at the Harvard Graduate School of Design

 

Mental Health in Africa

Panelists:

  1. Aster Almedom: Applied Anthropologist, Professor of Practice in Humanitarian Policy and Global Public Health, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
  2. Felton Earls: Professor Emeritus in Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Research Professor of Human Behavior and Development, Harvard School of Public Health
  3. Julie Maggi: Clinical Psychiatrist, St. Michael’s Hospital and Women’s College Hospital Toronto, Ontario

Moderator: Dr. Myron Belfer, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School

 

Servicing Community Needs: Education for Africans

Panelists:

  1. Dr. Haiyan Hua – Professor of International Education Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  2. Dr. Richard Rowe – CEO, Open Learning Exchange
  3. Mr. Serigne Mbaye Thiam – Minister of Education of Senegal

Moderator: Wendy Robison – Advanced Doctoral Student at Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

Langdell North, Harvard Law School 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pound Hall, Room 101, Harvard Law School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pound Hall, Room 102, Harvard Law School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Vernon Room, Sheraton Commander

 

 

11:00 – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 – 12:30 PM Public-Private PartnershipsPanelists:

  1. Mr. Olivier Andriamahefaparany – Mason Scholar/Mid-Career MPA Candidate, Harvard School of Government; Former Minister of Energy & Mines, Potable Water & Sanitation of Madagascar
  2. Sean de Clene – Co-Chair, Grow Africa Initiative; Head of Sustainability, Yara; Former Executive Director and Founder, Africa Corporate Citizenship Initiative
  3. Dr. Abdu Mukhtar – Mason Scholar/Mid-Career MPA Candidate, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Former Group Managing Director/CEO, Abuja Investments Company
  4. His Excellency Elkanah Odembo – Ambassador, Republic of Kenya to the United States of America

Moderator: Dr. Nicolas Retsinas – Senior Lecturer of Business Administration & Real Estate, Harvard Business School

 

Critical Links in Urban Development

Panelists:

  1. Kunlé Adeyemi – Founder and Principal, NLÉ
  2. Chelina Odbert – Co-founder and Principal, Kounkuey Design Initiative
  3. Yaw “DK” Osseo-Asare – Founding Principal, Low Design Office

Moderator:  Michael Hooper, Assistant Professor of Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design

 

Cellphone and IT Use in Healthcare

Panelists:

  1. Robin Miller – Manager, Dalberg Global Development Advisors; Co-Founder, Praekelt Foundation
  2. Marc Mitchell, MD – Founder, President D-tree International

Moderator: Jonathan Payne – mHealth Alliance, Director of the Maternal Concept Lab and mHealth Informatics Specialist for Partners in Health.

 

Fashion from Us to Us: Moving Forward with the Prints of Africa

Panelists:

  1. Yomi Abiola – Contributing editor to Vogue Italia and founder of Stand Up For Fashion (STUFF)
  2. Sandra Appiah – Co-Founder of Face2face Africa
  3. Kahindo Matenee – Founder of ethical design label Modahink

Note: Garments from Tanzanian designer Christine Mhando, founder of Chichia London, may be on display.

Moderator: Chioma Achebe, JD/MBA student at Harvard Law and Business Schools; Founder of OSISI

 

Langdell North, Harvard Law School 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pound Hall, Room 101, Harvard Law School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pound Hall, Room 102, Harvard Law School

 

 

 

 

 

Mt. Vernon Room, Sheraton Commander

12:30 – 1:00 PM Luncheon ticket holders get their lunch***those without luncheon tickets proceed to Pound Hall for alternate lunch George Washington Ballroom and Terrace, Sheraton Commander
1:00 – 1:45 PM Lunch AddressIntroduction of Lunch Address Lina Dagnew- JD 2014, Harvard Law School 

Lunch Address by Alexander McLean – Founder and Director, African Prisons Project; Recipient of the 2007 Beacon Prize for Philanthropy.

George Washington Ballroom and Terrace, Sheraton Commander
2:00 – 3:15 PM Clean Energy in Africa

Panelists:

  1. Charles Darku – CEO of Ghana Grid Company
  2. Rhonda Jordan – PhD student focused on Power System Development in Developing Nations, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  3. Dan Murphy – Senior Operations Officer, Africa Energy Group, World Bank
  4. Elizabeth Njenga – Energy strategy and Financial Expert, with a focus on Energy Development in East Africa
  5. Katherine Steel – Manager of Lighting Africa

Moderator: Robert Stoner: Associate Director, MIT Energy Initiative

 

African prisons: From Punishment to Rehabilitation, and What the World can Learn from it.

Reflections from the founder of the African Prisons Project.

Featuring:

Alexander McLean – Founder and Director, African Prisons Project; Recipient of the 2007 Beacon Prize for Philanthropy.

Mark Williams – Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights, J.D. from the University of California in 1990

 

Building Sustainable Health Systems: Moving Beyond Disease-Based Aid

Panelists:

  1. William Brieger – Senior Malaria Specialist and Professor, Health Systems Program at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  2. Dr Claire Pierre – Director of the Program in Health Systems Design and Social Change, Harvard Medical School

Moderator: Dr. Osondu Ogbuoji – Doctoral Student, Harvard School of Public Health

     

Langdell North, Harvard Law School 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pound Hall, Room 101, Harvard Law School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pound Hall, Room 102, Harvard Law School

 

 

 

3:15 – 3:30 PM Break
3:30 – 4:45 PM Education in Areas of Protracted Conflict

Panelists:

  1. Sarah Dryden-Peterson – Associate Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
  2. Ita Sheehy – Senior Education Officer, United Nations High Commission on Refugees
  3. Chris Talbot – Consultant, Education in Emergencies

Moderator: Elizabeth Adelman – Doctoral Candidate, Harvard Graduate School of Education

 

Women’s Economic Empowerment Through Entrepreneurship

Panelists:

  1. Njuhi Chege – CEO and chief Designer, RiRi Fashions; Manager, Festival for African Fashion and Art
  2. Valerie Dabady – African Development Bank; Transactional and Policy Lawyer; HLS graduate (‘92)
  3. Sibongile Sambo – Founder and Managing Director of SRS Aviation; named a Leader of Tomorrow by Fortune magazine; featured in the World Bank report entitled Doing Business: Women in Africa.

Moderator: Aminu Gamawa – SJD Candidate, Harvard Law School

 

Colonizing African Values: LGBTI Africa in the Face of Growing American Fundamentalism

Panelists:

  1. Victor J. Mukasa – Human Rights Activist
  2. Tarso Luis Ramos – Executive Director, Political Research Associates
  3. Spectra – Founder and Executive Editor, Queer Women of Color Media Wire (QWOC Media Wire)

 

Langdell North, Harvard Law School 

 

 

 

 

 

Pound Hall, Room 101, Harvard Law School

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pound Hall, Room 102, Harvard Law School

7:00 – 8:30 PM Closing Reception

Thanks and Closing Remarks Lina Dagnew, JD 2014, Harvard Law School; Layusa Isa-Odidi, MPA-ID/MBA 2014, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Business School

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02134
9:00 – 1:00 AM End of Conference Party DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, 400 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02134