Country-Led Development: Proven Partnerships in Fighting Global Poverty

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

On September 22, 2009, MCC and InterAction hosted keynote speeches followed by a panel discussion on the importance of country-led development. This event facilitated a dialogue among government leaders and civil society organization about their experiences implementing the development best practice of “country ownership” and partnership development. The session provided a collaborative call for future action in bolstering country-led and people-centered development to advance smart aid.

Featuring keynote remarks were delivered by:

  • His Excellency Sali Berisha, Prime Minister of the Republic of Albania
  • His Excellency Blaise Compaoré President of Burkina Faso
  • His Excellency Ernest Bai Koroma, President of the Republic of Sierra Leone
  • His Excellency Jakaya Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzani

Additional participants were:

  • The Honorable Jose Brito, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Communities, Republic of Cape Verde
  • The Honorable Cheikh Gadio,  Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Senegal, and
  • Julius H. Coles, President of Africare


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