NZADDs Email Update – Upcoming Aid Event 4 September 2013

Hello and welcome to a very brief NZADDs update,

[UPDATE: The programme for the event can now be downloaded here.]

This one’s just a heads-up letting you know to…

Save the Date

Clear a space in your schedule so you can attend ‘Looking Forward: New Zealand Aid Beyond 2015’, from 1:00 – 5:30pm, in Wellington, on Wednesday 4 September 2013.

The Council for International Development, the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies at Victoria University of Wellington, and New Zealand Aid and Development Dialogues are organising this event to provide a forum for discussing the future of New Zealand aid. We’re lucky to have Professor Stephen Howes, Director of the Development Policy Centre at the Australian National University, as our keynote speaker. Stephen has a wealth of experience in international aid and development, and was part of the Australian Independent Aid Effectiveness review. Check out Stephen’s bio below for more.

We’ll also have a panel discussion about the role for New Zealand aid in the post-MDG global development framework, and bring together political party spokespeople on aid to share their thoughts on the future of New Zealand aid.

Watch this space for more information. For now, we wanted to alert you of the date.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Stephen Howes

Professor Stephen Howes is the Director of the Australian National University’s Development Policy Centre. He is also Director of the International and Development Economics teaching program at the ANU’s Crawford School of Public Policy. Prior to joining the Crawford School in 2009, Stephen was Chief Economist at the Australian Agency for International Development. He worked from 1994 to 2005 at the World Bank, first in Washington and then in Delhi, where he was Lead Economist for India. In 2008, he worked on the Garnaut Review on Climate Change, where he managed the Review’s international work stream. Stephen serves as a Board Member for CARE Australia. He has previously served on the Board of the Pacific Institute of Public Policy, and on the Advisory Council of the Asian Development Bank Institute.

Have a great weekend

NZADDs Admin