Monday, March 18, 2013

Aidmatrix Speaking at Joint Private Sector Development & Food Security and Agriculture Workgroup Event, March 21, 2013 in DC

Aidmatrix President & CEO Governor Scott McCallum will be speaking at a Joint Private Sector Development & Food Security and Agriculture Workgroup Event, hosted by the Society for International Development, Washington, D.C. Chapter on March 21 in Washington, D.C. He, along with other industry professionals, will be speaking about private sector innovations in development, and their potential and current use within food security and disaster relief.

Bridging the Gap–Private Sector Innovations in Development: A Focus on Food Security, 
Disaster Relief, and Supply Chain Linkages

When: Thursday, March 21, 2013; **5:00‐6:30 p.m.
Where: SID-Washington, 1101 15th Street, NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC

The case for development is strong. At a time where strategic partnerships and sustainable innovations designed to drive effective global development are flourishing, we look to share and explore some shining examples that truly exemplify private sector innovations that aim to tackle the most pressing issues regarding food security, disaster relief, development logistics, and the engagement and inclusion of smallholder farmers in the value chain.

**Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Light cocktails will be served beginning at 5:00 p.m. through 5:30 p.m. when the panel will begin.


Ambassador Mark Green, President & CEO, Initiative for Global Development (IGD)

Beth Keck, Director of Sustainability, Walmart

Governor Scott McCallum, CEO, Aidmatrix

Christopher Jurgens, Division Chief for Global Partnerships, Innovation and Development Alliances, U.S. Agency for International Development

Private Sector Development Workgroup Co-Chairs:

Jeanine Zeitvogel, DynCorp International

Seema Patel, Development Alternatives, Inc. (DAI)

Food Security and Agriculture Workgroup Co-Chairs:

Jeffrey Gray, CHF International

Gabriel Laizer, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Learn more about the Event 

The Society for International Development Mission Statement: To advance equitable development by bringing diverse constituencies together to debate critical ideas, policies, and practices that will shape our global future.

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