ICSD 2014

  • September 17 – 18, 2014 / Columbia University, New York City

The second International Conference on Sustainable Development Practice was held at Columbia University in New York on September 16th and 77th, 2014. It featured keynote addresses by Bineta Diop, Frannie Leautier, Jeffrey D. Sachs, and Eric Solheim. Best paper awards were given to 6 presentations. Conference Proceedings are available online.

Featured Speakers

  • Bineta Diop Founder & President of Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) and the Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the AU Commission on Women Peace and Security

    Ms. Bineta Diop of Senegal is the Founder & President of Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS) and the Special Envoy of the Chairperson of the AU Commission on Women Peace and Security. She has led numerous peacebuilding programmes, including a women, peace and security initiative that resulted in the creation of a strong West African women’s movement, the Mano River Women’s Peace Network, which was awarded the United Nations General Assembly Prize in Human Rights in 2003.

    Ms. Diop has led teams to observe elections in post-conflict countries such as Liberia and solidarity missions to women in crisis situations, as in the case of Guinea. She has been elected President of the African Union ECOSOCC Gender Cluster. She is involved in various NGO Working Groups that monitor United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on women, peace and security. Ms. Diop is a member of the Global Agenda Council on Conflict Prevention of the World Economic Forum, and previously served in the 6th Advisory Group of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. In March 2010, she co-chaired the high-level Civil Society Advisory Group on Resolution 1325 with H.E. Mary Robinson.

    Ms. Diop has received numerous honours and awards and in 2011 was named by TIME magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.

  • Frannie Leautier Partner and CEO of Mkoba Private Equity

    Dr. Frannie Léautier is partner and CEO of Mkoba Private Equity. Dr. Léautier previously served as Executive Secretary of the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF). A Tanzanian national, she served as Vice President of the World Bank and Head of the World Bank Institute from December 2001 to March 2007. She also served as Chief of Staff to the former President of the World Bank from 2000 to 2001. Cumulatively, Dr. Léautier served in various capacities at the World Bank from 1992 to 2007. From 2007 to 2009, she was a Managing Partner at The Fezembat Group, a company focused on risk management and leadership development.

    Dr. Léautier holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Dar es Salaam (1984); a Master of Science in Transportation from MIT (1986); and a Ph.D. in Infrastructure Systems from MIT (1990). She is also a graduate of the Harvard University Executive Development Program. Dr. Léautier has published a number of articles in top-tier economic journals and magazines; she has also edited three books, including a recent one on Cities in a Globalizing World. She is currently Founding Editor for the Journal of Infrastructure Systems, Advisory Board Member for the MIT OpenCourseWare, and Secretary of the Board for the Nelson Mandela Institute for Science and Technology in Africa. Dr. Léautier is a charter member of the Advisory Board for EuropEFE and a founding Board member for the Africa Institute for Governing with Integrity.

  • Jeffrey D. Sachs Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University

    Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, and Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the Millennium Development Goals, having held the same position under former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. He is Director of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. He is co-founder and Chief Strategist of Millennium Promise Alliance, and is director of the Millennium Villages Project. Sachs is also one of the Secretary-General's MDG Advocates, and a Commissioner of the ITU/UNESCO Broadband Commission for Development. He has authored three New York Times bestsellers in the past seven years: The End of Poverty (2005), Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (2008), and The Price of Civilization (2011). His most recent book is To Move the World: JFK's Quest for Peace (2013).

  • Erik Solheim Lead of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC)

    Erik Solheim took the lead of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in January 2013, a position to which he was unanimously elected. He is now also serving as United Nations Environment Programme's special envoy for environment, conflict and disaster. From 2007 to 2012 he held the combined portfolio of Norway’s Minister of the Environment and International Development; he also served as Minister of International Development from 2005 to 2007. During his time as Minister, Mr. Solheim emphasised the importance of conflict prevention, highlighted capital, taxation and business as engines of development, and sought to integrate development assistance into overall foreign policy. He brought Norwegian aid up to 1% of the GDP, making it with Sweden the highest in the world. Mr. Solheim cites as one of his most important achievements his role in establishing the UN REDD, the global program to conserve the world rain forests. He also initiated Norwegian partnership with countries such as Brazil, Guyana and Indonesia.

Agenda

  1. Day 1

  2. Registration & Light Breakfast

  3. Welcome and Conference Opening — Patrick Paul Walsh & Guido Schmidt-Traub

  4. Keynote Speaker — Jeffrey Sachs

  5. Parallel Sessions

    1. Sustainable Development: Experiences from Malaysia

      • Location: Satow
      • Opening Remarks: Jeffrey Sachs
      • Moderator: Lee Yee Cheong
      • Interveners: Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman (MIGHT), Guido Schmidt-Traub (SDSN), Patrick Paul Walsh (MDP Consortium), Sonia Ehrlich Sachs (The Earth Institute, Columbia University), David Rodgers (GEF)
      • Presenters: Alizan Mahadi (SDSN Malaysia), Kamarudin Bin Md. Shah (MGTC), Mohd Yusoff Sulaiman (MIGHT), James Ehrlich (Stanford University), Faizoull Ahmad (FELDA), R. Puvaneswari (MyBiomass), Dahlia Rosly (Federal Department of Town and Country Planning, Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing & Local Government)
    2. Challenges of Social Inclusion Gender, Inequalities, and Human Rights (Pt 1 of 3)

      • Location: Auditorium
      • Moderator: Susan Murphy
      • Presenters: Trudie Broderick, Samantha Clarke, Caroline Naomi Gichungu, Jessica Numminen, Baba Douglas, Margaret Lewis John, Christopher Stern
    3. Redefining the Role of Business for Sustainable Development (Pt 1 of 2)

      • Location: Cinema
      • Moderator: Wayne R. Decker
      • Presenters: Padraig Carmody, Sandra Carrillo Hoyos, Jacie Jones, Clarissa Lins
    4. Early Childhood Development, Education, and Transition to Work Education, and Transition to Work (Pt 1 of 2)

      • Location: Lower Level
      • Moderator: Conor Gavin
      • Presenters: Conor Buggy, Pierre-Luc Gagnon, John Telesford, Ekhtekharul Islam, Yuanyuan Ma
    5. Forests, Oceans, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Services (Pt 1 of 2)

      • Location: Room 569
      • Moderator: David R. Kanter
      • Presenters: Martyn Denis, Michèle Anne Barocchi, Virgilio VIana, Yves Zinngrebe
    6. Population Health Environment Programs: An integrated approach to development Post-2015

      • Location: Room 555
      • Moderator: Roger-Mark De Souza
      • Presenters: Caroline Savitzky, Joan Castro, Deepa Pullanikkatil
  6. Lunch (Not Provided) & Opportunity to Network

  7. Parallel Sessions

    1. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (Part 1 of 3)

      • Location: Auditorium
      • Moderator: Labode Popoola
      • Panelists: K. Duthie-Kannikkatt, Natalie Dyck, Naomi Happychuk, Margaret Lewis-John, Archana Shrivastava
    2. Challenges of Social Inclusion Gender, Inequalities, and Human Rights (Pt 2 of 3)

      • Location: Satow
      • Moderator: Susan Murphy
      • Presenters: Fayyaz Baqir, Fakhira Khanam, Angela Cañon, Shauna MacKinnon, Maguy Belobo Mbia, Liz Moyer
    3. Poverty Reduction and Peace-Building in Fragile Regions (Pt 1 of 3)

      • Location: Cinema
      • Moderator: David Nugent
      • Presenters: Gloria Andrea Calderón Peña, Sharon Paul, Feven Tsehaye, Raymond Jatta
    4. Macroeconomics, Population Dynamics, and Planetary Boundaries (Pt 2 of 2)

      • Location: Room 569
      • Moderator: Olawale Emmanuel Olayide
      • Presenters: Carlo Carraro, Abimbola Owolabi
    5. Low-Carbon Energy and Sustainable Industry (Pt 1 of 2)

      • Location: Room 555
      • Moderator: Tim Finan
      • Presenters: Nadia Ahmad, Brittany Benson, Ivan W. S. Basseres, Kat Harrison, Natalie Lucas
  8. Keynote Speaker — Eric Solheim

  9. Parallel Sessions

    1. Careers in Sustainable Development (Pt 1 of 2)

      • Location: Auditorium
      • Moderator: Julia Schroer
      • Presenters: Kathryn Erskine, Chemonics International; Jim Griffin, International Relief & Development (IRD); Barrett Prinz, One Acre Fund; Rosanna Ramos-Velita, Caja Rural Los Andes; Bill Siemering, Developing Radio Partners
    2. Health for All (Pt 1 of 3)

      • Location: Satow
      • Moderator: Padraig Carmody
      • Presenters: Ana Laura Dengo, Maha Damaj, Elsy Dumit, Rima Afifi, Jocelyn DeJong, B.K. Singh, Archana Shrivastava, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Ahonaa Roy
    3. Poverty Reduction and Peace-Building in Fragile Regions (Pt 2 of 2)

      • Location: Cinema
      • Moderator: David Nugent
      • Presenters: Joan Regina Castro, Leona D’Agnes, Kamarulazizi Ibrahim, Tom Slaymaker, Sunday Oladipo Yusuf
    4. Good Governance of Extractive and Land Resources (Pt 1 of 2)

      • Location: Lower Level
      • Moderator: Olawale Emmanuel Olayide
      • Presenters: Baba Douglas, Margaret Lewis-John, Angelica Getahun, Violeta Hernandez Espinosa, Elizabeth Gering, Naomi Happychuk
    5. Sustainable Cities: Inclusive, Resilient, and Connected (Pt 1 of 2)

      • Location: Room 569
      • Moderator: Karen Brown
      • Presenters: Jorge Castro, Bokyeong Lee, Sunyoung Shin, Soyoon Chung, Keren Ruth Wong
    6. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (part 2 of 3)

      • Location: Room 555
      • Moderator: Labode Popoola
      • Panelists: Afia Adaboh, James Collector, Daniella Gobbo Bordon, Randika De Mel, Shirley Ben-Dak
  10. Poster Session and Networking Reception

    Venue: Faculty House, 64 Morningside Drive, enter from 116th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive.

  1. Day 2

  2. Registration & Light Breakfast

  3. Welcome and Conference Opening — Patrick Paul Walsh

  4. Keynote Speaker — Frannie Leautier

  5. Parallel Sessions

    1. Challenges of Social Inclusion Gender, Inequalities, and Human Rights (Pt 3 of 3)

      • Location: Satow
      • Moderator: Susan Murphy
      • Presenters: Brittany John, Kara Luebbering, Taylor Spicer, Lisa Wise, Jose Manuel Roche
    2. Redefining the Role of Business for Sustainable Development (Pt 2 of 3)

      • Location: Cinema
      • Moderator: Wayne R. Decker
      • Presenters: Jonas Hirschnitz, Samir Hamra, Anesu Makina, Madhyama Subramanian, Søren Winther Lundby
    3. Early Childhood Development, Education, and Transition to Work Education, and Transition to Work (Pt 2 of 2)

      • Location: Auditorium
      • Moderator: Conor Gavin
      • Presenters: Chandrika Bahadur, Radhika Iyengar, Siamak Loni, Gemma Muir, Thomas Sharples, Klas Moldéus
    4. Forests, Oceans, Biodiversity, and Ecosystem Services (Pt 2 of 2)

      • Location: Room 569
      • Moderator: Simron Singh
      • Presenters: Joan Regina Castro, María F. Checa, Martina Dorigo, Tiphaine Leménager, Yann Laurans, Deepa Pullanikkatil
    5. Global Governance and Norms for Sustainable Development

      • Location: Room 555
      • Moderator: Padraig Carmody & Claire Reid
      • Presenters: Nirmalan Dhas, Kamarulazizi Ibrahim, Chiara Mio, Susan P. Murphy, Patrick Paul Walsh, Olawale E. Olayide, Labode Popoola, Olanrewaju Olaniyan
  6. Lunch & Served in the Auditorium

  7. Parallel Sessions

    1. Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (Pt 3 of 3)

      • Location: Auditorium
      • Moderator: Labode Popoola
      • Panelists: Cassia Moraes, Haja Michel Rajaonarison, Shruti Saxena, Meagan Hume, Megan Butler, Chou Moua, Josefin Smeds
    2. Health for All (Pt 2 of 2)

      • Location: Satow
      • Moderator: Katya Vasilaky
      • Presenters: Anila Gopal, Kevin Ivers, Maaike Veen, Gianluca Breghi, Lipika Nanda
    3. Macroeconomics, Population Dynamics, and Planetary Boundaries (Pt 2 of 2)

      • Location: Cinema
      • Moderator: Olawale Emmanuel Olayide
      • Presenters: Peter Head, Michael Herrmann, Caroline Savitzky, Vik Mohan
    4. Sustainable Cities: Inclusive, Resilient, and Connected (Pt 2 of 2)

      • Location: Room 569
      • Moderator: Karen Brown
      • Presenters: Ximena Giraldo Malca, Karen E. McNamara, Andante Hadi Pandyaswargo, Naoya Abe
    5. Low-Carbon Energy and Sustainable Industry (Pt 2 of 2)

      • Location: Room 555
      • Moderator: Tim Finan
      • Presenters: Sami Areikat, Magdalena Muir, Emmanuel Guerin, Hassan Mehdi, Abimbola Owolabi, Jarnail Singh, Masaru Yarime, Ali Kharrazi
  8. Keynote Speaker — Bineta Diop

  9. Parallel Sessions

    1. Careers in Sustainable Development (Pt 2 of 2)

      • Location: Auditorium
      • Moderator: Julia Schroer
      • Presenters: Justin Erlich, McKinsey & Company; Ticora V. Jones, HESN USAID; Melaine Kermarc, Woods Hold Research Centre; Krik Prichard, Concern Worldwide (US)
    2. Redefining the Role of Business for Sustainable Development (Pt 1 of 2)

      • Location: Cinema
      • Moderator: Wayne R. Decker
      • Presenters: Adriaan Kamp, Cosmas Lambini, Pierre-Olivier Sire, Jorge Molina, John Telesford, Eric H. Yeboah
    3. Good Governance of Extractive and Land Resources (Pt 2 of 2)

      • Locaiton: Satow
      • Moderator: Olawale Emmanuel Olayide
      • Presenters: Joseph Kweku Assan, Olawale Emmanuel Olayide, Uwe R. Fritsche, Timothy Workman, Micah Fisher
    4. Water Research from Waterloo University

      • Location: Room 569
      • Moderator: Simron Singh
      • Presenters: Jodie Baker, Anil Dhakal, Uzair Jaffer, Adi Dunkelman, Meghann Kerr, Allison Elgie, Melanie Klein, Amanda Joynt, Giuliana Miranda, Mikaal Wahab
    5. Building Resilience and Sustaining Peace through Inclusive Democratic Processes

      • Location: Room 555
      • Moderator: Joshua Castellino
      • Presenters: Sanam Anderlini, Sarah Bradshaw, Bineta Diop, Eduarda La Rocque, Jan Peterson
  10. Closing Session

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