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Monday, January 11, 2016

ICGFM February 3 2016 DC Forum Luncheon - US African Development Foundation

The US African Development Foundation

International Consortium On Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM)
DC Forum Luncheon
February 3, 2016, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.



Our Speaker:
Lisa Fiely
CFO, US African Development Foundation (USADF)

  • Learn about USADF and their mission supporting African-led development.
  • Hear how USADF’s grants provide capital and local technical expertise to grassroots enterprises.
  • Discuss challenges facing small federally funded development corporations.

Our Speaker:  Ms. Lisa Fiely currently serves as the Director/CFO of the US African Development Foundation.  She previously retired from the Federal Government after 30 plus years of service.  When she retired she was the Deputy Chief Financial Officer of the US Department of Labor and before that served as the Chief Financial Officer at the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

Ms. Fiely began her Federal career at the Department of the Interior as an auditor then moved on to Health and Human Services, Treasury Department, and the Environmental Protection Agency serving in the audit capacity.  While working at EPA, she transitioned from audit to finance taking on the role of Branch Chief for the Financial Policy Branch.  After moving to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to head up the Accounting Standards and Evaluation Division within the CFO Office, she was promoted to National Director of Finance/Deputy Chief Financial Officer and served in that capacity for the remainder of her Federal career.

Location:  Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

Time:  12:00-1:30pm

Sponsored By: 
 AGA

Thursday, October 8, 2015

ICGFM November 4, 2015 DC Forum Luncheon - PFM Assistance: What Works, Doesn't Work and Why with Former Ambassador Pam White

November 4, 2015

PFM Assistance:
What Works, Doesn’t Work and Why

International Consortium On Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM)
DC Forum Luncheon



      

Pamela White,
Former Ambassador to Haiti

Former Ambassador Pamela White will talk about the pitfalls of public financial management assistance in developing countries and how to overcome them.  Ms. White will also discuss how she has been successful in many developing countries as Mission Director for multi-million dollar USAID
development projects.

Our Speaker:  Former Ambassador Pamela A. White was officially sworn in as Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti on July 18, 2012 and retired in September 2015.  In Haiti, Ambassador White oversaw a budget of over a billion dollars spanning 13 agencies.  Previously, she served in Haiti from 1985-1990.  Prior to serving as Ambassador she served as head of USAID programs in Mali (2001-2005), Tanzania (2005-2008) and Liberia.  Ambassador White previously served as Ambassador to The Gambia from 2010-2012. Prior to this role she served as Mission Director for United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Liberia where she managed USAID's second largest development budget in Africa, averaging over $200 million a year.  Ambassador White holds the rank of Career Minister. She has over 35 years of experience from serving mostly in Africa where she began her public service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon (1971-1973). Ambassador White joined the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in 1981 after several years of work in education and research.

Location:      Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
                   1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW
                   Washington, DC 20036

Time:           12:00-1:30pm

Sponsored by:
 IBI International

Thursday, September 10, 2015

ICGFM October 7, 2015 DC Forum Luncheon - Financing For Development Conference: Highlights and Next Steps

October 7, 2015

Financing For Development Conference:
Highlights and Next Steps

International Consortium On Governmental Financial Management (ICGFM)
DC Forum Luncheon



Robert E. Wuertz
Director, Office of Economic Policy, E3, USAID

The discussion will focus on the Third International Conference on Financing For Development that was recently held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Mr. Wuertz attended as the USAID Representative and will discuss the highlights and next steps with respect to development finance in the region.

The Conference gathered high-level political representatives, including Heads of State and Government, and Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, all relevant institutional stakeholders, non-governmental organizations and business sector entities.

The Conference resulted in a negotiated outcome which provides a new global framework for financing sustainable development that aligns all financing flows and policies with economic, social and environmental priorities.  It also resulted in a comprehensive set of policy actions by Member States, with a package of over 100 concrete measures to support mobilization of the means for a global transformation to sustainable development and achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Speaker:
Robert E. Wuertz is a former Mission Director and current Director for the Office of Economic Policy, E3.  In his current capacity, Mr. Wuertz manages a group of economists providing technical services to missions and key USAID initiatives including revenue mobilization and assessment of extreme poverty.  Mr. Wuertz has had many posts, including Macedonia, Iraq, Egypt, Pakistan, Manila and Ghana.  Prior to Joining USAID, Mr. Wuertz served as an Economic Advisor for the US Treasury in Saudi Arabia.  Wuertz holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia, and a bachelor's in economics from Cornell University.

Location:      Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
                   1779 Massachusetts Ave., NW
                   Washington, DC 20036

Time:           12:00-1:30pm

Sponsored by: