MCC Forum on Global Development

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 from 4:59 pm to 6:59 pm

Doors open at 4:29 pm

MCC’s inaugural Forum on Global Development offers a unique occasion for visionaries and practitioners in international development to meet, exchange ideas and honor three outstanding individuals for their work on gender integration, investment and innovation. The marquee event of this forum is a discussion among the three honored award recipients. The recipients have demonstrated a commitment to timely and innovative approaches designed to help the world’s poor, and this wide-ranging talk touches on a variety of international development topics and draws on diverse backgrounds and experiences. As a learning institution, MCC aims to foster dialogue across a wide spectrum of people and organizations with the ultimate goal of providing the best results and sustainable impact for our beneficiaries and the American people.

Corporate Award

MCC’s Corporate Award recognizes an American company for demonstrating exemplary commitment to trade or investment in one or more MCC partner countries.

Awardee: Visa Inc.

Visa provides free financial literacy programs to millions around the world with a goal to reach 20 million people worldwide by May 2013—a commitment it announced at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in 2009. In 2011, Visa and the Government of Rwanda announced a Charter of Collaboration to develop localized solutions to extend access to financial services to citizens throughout the country. Visa also supports some of the world’s leading nongovernmental organizations, such as joining with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Australian Agency for International Development to support the GSMA mWomen Program and its goal to reduce the mobile phone gender gap and improve women’s access to life-enhancing financial services.

Watch a video about Visa

Country Commitment Award

MCC’s Country Commitment Award recognizes a Millennium Challenge Account that has demonstrated exemplary commitment to one of MCC’s core principles. This year’s award focuses on leadership in advancing MCC’s corporate goal of gender integration.

Awardee: MCA-Mongolia

MCA-Mongolia has demonstrated a commitment to gender integration across a wide range of operational areas, including program implementation, communications and monitoring and evaluation. It conducted gender trainings with its program implementation units and contractors and established points of contact on gender issues in each such unit. Through quarterly meetings, MCA-Mongolia tracks progress on gender integration, and programmatic interventions have been designed more effectively as a result.

Watch a video about MCA-Mongolia

Next Generation Award

MCC’s Next Generation Award recognizes a student leader in the U.S. who is making a difference in the fight to reduce poverty in one or more MCC partner countries through advocacy, research or resource mobilization.

Awardee: Jonny Dorsey

A northern California native who has co-founded two international NGOs: FACE AIDS and the Global Health Corps. FACE AIDS, a student campaign to fight HIV/AIDS, was founded in 2005 when, as a Stanford University undergraduate, Dorsey traveled to Zambia to volunteer in a refugee camp. The experience of watching a friend suffer from AIDS with no access to care prompted him and his classmates to create the organization. As the organization's executive director, Dorsey worked to define FACE AIDS' vision, expand the organization to a network of university and high school campuses across the country and mobilize college students to raise more than $2 million for Partners in Health's HIV/AIDS program in Rwanda.

Watch a video about FACE AIDS

2012 MCC Forum Corporate Award: Visa Inc

Visa provides free financial literacy programs to millions around the world with a goal to reach 20 million people worldwide by May 2013—a commitment it announced at the Clinton Global Initiative conference in 2009. In 2011, Visa and the Government of Rwanda announced a Charter of Collaboration to develop localized solutions to extend access to financial services to citizens throughout the country. Visa also supports some of the world’s leading nongovernmental organizations, such as joining with the U.S. Agency for International Development and the Australian Agency for International Development to support the GSMA mWomen Program and its goal to reduce the mobile phone gender gap and improve women’s access to life-enhancing financial services.

2012 MCC Forum Country Commitment Award: MCA-Mongolia

MCA-Mongolia has demonstrated a commitment to gender integration across a wide range of operational areas, including program implementation, communications and monitoring and evaluation. It conducted gender trainings with its program implementation units and contractors and established points of contact on gender issues in each such unit. Through quarterly meetings, MCA-Mongolia tracks progress on gender integration, and programmatic interventions have been designed more effectively as a result.

2012 MCC Forum Next Generation Award: Jonny Dorsey

Jonny Dorsey is a northern California native who co-founded two international NGOs: FACE AIDS and the Global Health Corps. FACE AIDS, a student campaign to fight HIV/AIDS, was founded in 2005 when, as a Stanford University undergraduate, Dorsey traveled to Zambia to volunteer in a refugee camp.

Location

The George Washington University
Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 Twenty-First Street NW, Washington, DC 20052

Doors open at 4:29 pm