Two Days. Two Experiences.
One Community.
After two years apart, Forum will bring our community together in our nation's capital.
Day One: Long View Art Gallery

Experience one of D.C.'s ‘hidden’ art galleries while engaging in content that will help drive the NGO sector forward. Finish the day with a welcome reception in a modern visual arts exhibit. Come together for learning, connections, and conversations.
Day Two: The Ronald Reagan Building

Home of USAID and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Ronald Reagan Building is dedicated to international trade and globalization. Kicking off our second-day experience, the Main Stage and Breakout Sessions will introduce big, bold ideas.
Schedule
Wednesday, June 15 | Long view Gallery
Content schedule is subject to change.
1:30 PM
Looking Beyond the War in Ukraine
Location: Front Gallery
In 2020, African countries imported $4 billion in agricultural products from Russia and $2.9 billion from Ukraine, with the Horn as the top destination. Now, the war in Ukraine is compounding a hunger crisis across East Africa as drought grips the region and food prices soar. This panel will take a deeper look at how the war impacts the global food and grains crisis, with specific attention to impacts on the unprecedented drought in the Horn of Africa.

SPEAKERS
• Jonathon Anderson, Team Leader for the USAID/BHA Horn of Africa Drought Coordination Cell, USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance
Jocelyn Brown-Hall, Director, Liaison Office at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

MODERATOR
Maggie Fleming, Director, Humanitarian Practice, InterAction
2:30 PM
Break
2:45 PM
Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Emergencies
Location: Front Gallery
The rapid scale-up and ever-changing nature of an emergency response can make it difficult to put adequate sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) prevention measures in place. However, lessons from past and ongoing emergencies demonstrate why it is so critical to do so. In this roundtable discussion, individuals with diverse perspectives will share critical SEA prevention and response measures in emergency settings. The panelists will discuss preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) in past and ongoing emergencies, seeking to answer three critical questions: 1) What PSEA measures worked? 2) What PSEA measures did not and 3) What does this teach us for the next emergency?

SPEAKERS
Matt Stephens, Senior Technical Advisor – Child Protection, World Vision U.S.
Samira Mirza, Senior Investigator and Safeguarding Lead, Ethics and Compliance Unit, International Rescue Committee

MODERATOR
Abby Maxman, President & CEO, Oxfam America
4:00PM
Break 
4:20 PM
What Works; Reflections on Creating a Thriving Community: A Conversation with Sam Worthington
Location: Front Gallery
After 15 years as InterAction’s President & CEO, Sam Worthington will be leaving the organization at the end of 2022. In this conversation between Sam and InterAction’s Board Chair, Sam will share reflections on our work as the InterAction community of NGOs; enduring trends and themes from his years leading our network of international NGOs and partners; and hopes for the future of a relevant InterAction community.

SPEAKERS
Sam Worthington, CEO, InterAction
Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Outgoing InterAction Board Chair and President, Global Communities
5:00 PM- 6:30 PM
Welcome Celebration
Location: Back Gallery
Take time to celebrate seeing your friends and colleagues in person, while also using this opportunity to forge new connections with some of the most knowledgeable, influential, and innovative leaders in the NGO community.
Thursday, June 16 | Reagan building 
Content schedule is subject to change.
8:15 AM
Breakfast
Location: Atrium Ballroom A
8:15 AM
Humanitarian Community Breakfast
Location: Hemisphere Suite A
Formerly the HPP Business Meeting, the Humanitarian Community Meeting will give Members an opportunity to hear from senior U.S. Government, NGO, and U.N. officials on their perspectives on current crises and the broader challenges facing the humanitarian community. Breakfast will be provided. Please note that this is open to the InterAction humanitarian community and is a separate event from the main Forum breakfast.

Please note that the discussion begins promptly at 8:30 AM.

SPEAKERS
Sarah Charles, Assistant to the Administrator for Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance, USAID
Abby Maxman, President & CEO, Oxfam America
Ghada Eltahir Mudawi, Acting Director, Operations and Advocacy Division, UNOCHA
9:30 AM
Main Stage: State of Development Challenges and Opportunities
Location: Atrium Ballroom B
Join us for a discussion on the importance of democracies and the critical roles that NGOs, civil society, and other stakeholders play in helping democracies deliver sustainable development.

SPEAKERS
Samantha Power, Administrator, USAID
Sam Worthington, CEO, InterAction
It’s a tough time for international development. COVID-19 erased years of progress. Global hunger and malnutrition, already accelerating as a result of the pandemic, are compounded by the new shock of the war in Ukraine. Climate change, conflict, fragility, and eroding democracy are leading to increasing and enduring emergencies. Coordinated U.S. leadership on these issues is more important than ever.

SPEAKERS
Scott Nathan, CEO, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Alice Albright, CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

MODERATOR
Sam Worthington, CEO, InterAction
11:00 aM
Breakout: Two Sides of the Same Coin – Breaking Down Silos for Children and Youth 
Location: Atrium Ballroom A
There is no clear checkpoint to delineate where childhood ends and adolescence begins, but despite this reality, global responses to the needs of children and youth are fragmented and siloed. A new, integrated approach is needed; one that looks at the “ages and stages” of development that children go through as they mature and journey into young adulthood. Participants at this interactive workshop will examine what currently exists across U.S. Government policies, programs, and funding focused on children and/or youth. They will explore the silos created within our sectoral response system, which prevent seeing the whole child or a fully developed young person. Attendees will leave with a sense of how to actively work to break down the silos within and across our organizations to ensure that the needs of children and youth are addressed seamlessly.
11:00 aM
Breakout: Power Shift In Practice
Location: Atrium Ballroom B
USAID Administrator Power has set the ambitious target of directing 25% of funding directly to local entities and ensuring that they are in the lead when it comes to agenda-setting and developing solutions. This session will explore how InterAction Member organizations are doing the work within their own organizations to shift power to local actors. As the locally-led development agenda takes on new urgency with the increasing scale of challenges and the broadly recognized necessity to decolonize aid, this session will further explore the challenges we must overcome to successfully shift power and the flow of resources from U.S.-based NGOs to local organizations. Participants will gain new insights and ideas after hearing case studies from Members on how they are making the shift and USAID representatives will draw connections to their broader work.

SPEAKERS
Dr. Dennis Cherian, Associate Vice President, Global Health and Nutrition, IMA World Health, a Corus International organization
Dr. Tessie San Martin, CEO, FHI 360
Dr. John Coonrod, Executive Vice President, The Hunger Project, and Co-founder, Movement for Community Led Development

MODERATOR
Jenny Marron, Senior Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs, InterAction
12:20 PM
Lunch
1:30 PM
Breakout: Breaking the Link Between Conflict and Hunger
Location: Atrium Ballroom B
Around the world, 99 million people are going hungry for an entirely preventable reason: conflict. While we work to resolve conflicts, we can also work to ensure that such conflict does not increase hunger. During this panel discussion, participants will hear from leading experts on what humanitarians are doing to prevent conflict-induced hunger. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with the panel and share ideas on how to generate momentum in the effort to stop conflict-induced hunger.

SPEAKERS
Sarah Fuhrman, USA Senior Manager, Humanitarian Policy & Advocacy, CARE USA
Jessica Lenz, Senior Advisor, Protection, InterAction
Dr. Ezequiel Heffes, Senior Policy and Legal Advisor, Geneva Call Appel de Genève
Sophie Jones, Legislative Assistant, Congresswoman Sara Jacobs
Brian Lander, Deputy Director, Emergencies Division, World Food Programme

MODERATOR
Diya Nijhowne, Executive Director, Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack
1:30 PM
Breakout: Climate Mainstreaming from Policy to Practice 
Location: Atrium Ballroom A
As the climate crisis impacts the humanitarian and development sectors, from food security to infrastructure resiliency, climate concerns are increasingly becoming integrated throughout policies, strategies, and projects. Join this session to hear how the U.S. Government harnesses different expertise, tools, and capabilities to integrate climate policies throughout its agencies. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in small group discussions with NGOs that actively mainstream climate throughout their programming.

SPEAKERS
Aparna Shrivastava, Deputy Chief Climate Officer, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Kathryn Stratos, Director for Climate and Cross-Sectoral Strategy, Center for Environment, Energy and Infrastructure, Bureau for Development, Democracy & Innovation, USAID
Dr. Heather Hanson, Managing Director, Infrastructure, Environment and Private Sector, Millennium Challenge Corporation

MODERATOR
Noam Unger, Vice President for Development Policy, Advocacy, and Learning, InterAction
3:00 PM
Networking
Location: Atrium Ballroom Foyer
4:00 PM
Main Stage: Toward Greater Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Location: Atrium Ballroom B
A chorus of voices from around the world are urging and reshaping global development and humanitarian organizations to do more to address systemic and systematic issues of racism, sexism, tribalism, inequality, and inequity. When it comes to development support and humanitarian action, operations and programming that prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are essential for effective and sustainable assistance to marginalized communities worldwide. This session will feature speakers who will share DEI-related collaborations and bold actions vital to driving change.

We will honor this year's co-recipients of the Disability Inclusion Award, Save the Children and WEEMA International, following the discussion.

SPEAKERS
Dr. Chloe Schwenke, President, Center for Values in International Development
Angela Bruce-Raeburn, Principal Consultant & Founder, DiverseDEV
Dr. Clifton Kenon, Division Chief for People, Workplace and Culture, USAID

MODERATOR
Noam Unger, Vice President for Development Policy, Advocacy, and Learning, InterAction
5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Farewell Gathering
Location: Atrium Ballroom A
Celebrate the recipient of the InterAction Humanitarian Award and say goodbye to long-time and new friends as we close out Forum 2022.
CEO Track Schedule 
CEO TRACK
The CEO Track is a curated experience for InterAction Member CEOs. 
Wednesday, June 15 | Long view Gallery
Content schedule is subject to change.
1:30 PM
Looking Beyond the War in Ukraine
Location: Front Gallery
In 2020, African countries imported $4 billion in agricultural products from Russia and $2.9 billion from Ukraine, with the Horn as the top destination. Now, the war in Ukraine is compounding a hunger crisis across East Africa as drought grips the region and food prices soar. This panel will take a deeper look at how the war impacts the global food and grains crisis, with specific attention to impacts on the unprecedented drought in the Horn of Africa.

SPEAKERS
• Jonathon Anderson, Team Leader for the USAID/BHA Horn of Africa Drought Coordination Cell, USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance
Jocelyn Brown-Hall, Director, Liaison Office at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

MODERATOR
Maggie Fleming, Director, Humanitarian Practice, InterAction
2:30 PM
Break
2:45 PM
Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Emergencies
Location: Front Gallery
The rapid scale-up and ever-changing nature of an emergency response can make it difficult to put adequate sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) prevention measures in place. However, lessons from past and ongoing emergencies demonstrate why it is so critical to do so. In this roundtable discussion, individuals with diverse perspectives will share critical SEA prevention and response measures in emergency settings. The panelists will discuss preventing sexual exploitation and abuse (PSEA) in past and ongoing emergencies, seeking to answer three critical questions: 1) What PSEA measures worked? 2) What PSEA measures did not and 3) What does this teach us for the next emergency?

SPEAKERS
Matt Stephens, Senior Technical Advisor – Child Protection, World Vision U.S.
Samira Mirza, Senior Investigator and Safeguarding Lead, Ethics and Compliance Unit, International Rescue Committee

MODERATOR
Abby Maxman, President & CEO, Oxfam America
4:00PM
Break 
4:20 PM
What Works; Reflections on Creating a Thriving Community: A Conversation with Sam Worthington
Location: Front Gallery
After 15 years as InterAction’s President & CEO, Sam Worthington will be leaving the organization at the end of 2022. In this conversation between Sam and InterAction’s Board Chair, Sam will share reflections on our work as the InterAction community of NGOs; enduring trends and themes from his years leading our network of international NGOs and partners; and hopes for the future of a relevant InterAction community.

SPEAKERS
Sam Worthington, CEO, InterAction
• Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Outgoing InterAction Board Chair and President, Global Communities
5:00 PM -6:30PM
Welcome Celebration
Location: Back Gallery
Take time to celebrate seeing your friends and colleagues in person, while also using this opportunity to forge new connections with some of the most knowledgeable, influential, and innovative leaders in the NGO community.
6:30 PM -8:00PM
CEO Dinner
Location: Front Gallery
In partnership with the UPS Foundation, celebrate being together in person at the Long View Gallery where Washington, D.C. artists' work is proudly displayed.  We will honor this year's co-recipients of the Julia Vadala Taft Award, Shawna Bader-Blau, Executive Director, Solidarity Center and Douglas Rutzen, President & CEO, International Center for Not-for Profit Law, during dinner.  
Thursday, June 16 | Reagan building 
Content schedule is subject to change.
8:15 AM
Breakfast
Location: Atrium Ballroom A
9:30 AM
Main Stage: State of Development Challenges and Opportunities
Location: Atrium Ballroom B
Join us for a discussion on the importance of democracies and the critical roles that NGOs, civil society, and other stakeholders play in helping democracies deliver sustainable development.

SPEAKERS
Samantha Power, Administrator, USAID
Sam Worthington, CEO, InterAction
It’s a tough time for international development. COVID-19 erased years of progress. Global hunger and malnutrition, already accelerating as a result of the pandemic, are compounded by the new shock of the war in Ukraine. Climate change, conflict, fragility, and eroding democracy are leading to increasing and enduring emergencies. Coordinated U.S. leadership on these issues is more important than ever.

SPEAKERS
Scott Nathan, CEO, U.S. International Development Finance Corporation
Alice Albright, CEO, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)

MODERATOR
Sam Worthington, CEO, InterAction
11:00 aM
Implication of Global Shocks on Human Wellbeing
Location: Hemisphere Suite A
How have Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan, the COVID-19 pandemic, rising conflict, food insecurity, and other crises of the past few years shifted geopolitics and increased hardship for millions of people around the world? What do these shifts mean for the U.S. INGO sector? Leaders will share their birds-eye analyses of these shifts in this panel discussion.

SPEAKERS
Julieta Valls Noyes, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, U.S. Department of State
Ahunna Eziakonwa, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa, United Nations Development Programme

MODERATOR
Sam Worthington, CEO, InterAction
12:20 PM
Lunch/Membership Meeting
Location: Hemisphere Suite A
1:30 PM
Equity in Global Operating Models
Location: Hemisphere Suite A
The 2022 NGO Futures Survey revealed that powershift/power-sharing/localization is the number one priority for InterAction CEOs. But how do we move from theory into practice? In this interactive session, we focus on how an organization’s operating model can act as a bridge between strategy and outcomes around equity.
 
We will be joined by researchers from The Bridgespan Group, who have been collecting data and designing a draft list of important equity ‘choice points’ which can act as levers for global organizations in advancing equity and shifting power in their operating models.

SPEAKERS
Chanda Jain, Consultant, Bridgespan
Donald Yeh, Partner, Bridgespan
Danielle Berfond, Principal, Bridgespan
3:00 PM
Networking
Location: Atrium Ballroom Foyer
4:00 PM
Main Stage: Toward Greater Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Location: Atrium Ballroom B
A chorus of voices from around the world are urging and reshaping global development and humanitarian organizations to do more to address systemic and systematic issues of racism, sexism, tribalism, inequality, and inequity. When it comes to development support and humanitarian action, operations and programming that prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are essential for effective and sustainable assistance to marginalized communities worldwide. This session will feature speakers who will share DEI-related collaborations and bold actions vital to driving change.

We will honor this year's co-recipients of the Disability Inclusion Award, Save the Children and WEEMA International, following the discussion.

SPEAKERS
Dr. Chloe Schwenke, President, Center for Values in International Development
Angela Bruce-Raeburn, Principal Consultant & Founder, DiverseDEV
Dr. Clifton Kenon, Division Chief for People, Workplace and Culture, USAID

MODERATOR
Noam Unger, Vice President for Development Policy, Advocacy, and Learning, InterAction
5:30 PM-6:30 PM
Farewell Reception
Location: Atrium Ballroom A
Celebrate the recipient of the InterAction Humanitarian Award and say goodbye to long-time and new friends as we close out Forum 2022.
Additional Information 
REGISTRATION FEES
Member Price: $299
CEO Track Member Price: $449
Non-Member Price: $399

The registration fee is non-refundable and includes registration materials, education sessions, and group meals noted throughout the agenda.

Registration closes at 5:00 pm Eastern on Friday, June 10, 2022 or until tickets are sold out.
LOCATIONS
Long View Art Gallery
1234 9th St NW
Washington, D.C.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, D.C.
HOTEL
JW Marriott Washington, D.C.
1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

InterAction has negotiated a reduced rate of $359.00 per night plus applicable taxes at the JW Marriott.

To make reservations, please visit the Marriott site here. The room block for discounted reservations is now closed.
TRANSPORTATION
Long View Art Gallery

METRO | The Mt Vernon Sq 7th St-Convention Center (green/yellow) is located two blocks from Long View Gallery.

DRIVING | Crystal Parking is located at 1212 9th St. NW—less than one block away from the Gallery.
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

METRO | The Federal Triangle Metro Station (orange/blue/silver lines) is located on-site and is connected to the building by a covered passageway. The Metro Center Metro Station (red line) is located two blocks away.

DRIVING | Park in the Reagan Building public parking garage.
COVID-19 PROTOCOLS 
This is a living section that will continue to evolve based on federal and local guidance.

InterAction will comply with all applicable federal and local health authorities. The responsibility for a safe and healthy environment is shared among InterAction, attendees, service providers, and venues.

The best way to protect yourself and others is to be vaccinated. That is why to ensure everyone's safety when you RSVP for Forum, you are attesting to vaccination.

Forum 2022 attendees are also expected to comply with applicable federal and local health requirements. In addition, attendees are expected to adhere to and abide by any safety precautions InterAction has implemented or recommended to protect against the spread of COVID-19, such as self-monitoring, self-reporting, physical distancing, mask-wearing, and hand sanitization.

InterAction will continue to monitor the available guidance and update this information as needed.

PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY
It is a personal choice to attend Forum 2022. By participating in InterAction Forum, registrants understand that while attestation to vaccination and safety recommendations are in place, there are still risks to participating in an in-person event. Attendees agree to engage in the safety precautions InterAction is implementing or recommending to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

As noted above, you are attesting to being vaccinated when registering for the event. If you wish to attend and are not vaccinated, please contact Morgan Martinez at [email protected]

ON-SITE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
These include but are not limited to the following:

Do not attend any Forum activities if you have signs or symptoms of COVID-19 or if you think you may have been recently exposed to someone with COVID-19.

We ask that all Forum attendees test for COVID-19 before attending each day. If you test positive, please contact InterAction’s registration team immediately at 202-590-6861 to transfer your registration.

We encourage attendees to wear masks during sessions and when walking throughout the event space. Masks will be available at registration should you need one.

Masks may be removed when speaking on a panel or during meals. We will provide boxed lunches and ample social distancing space on Thursday, June 16 at the Ronald Reagan Building.

Forum attendees are requested to follow appropriate physical distancing practices when possible.

Frequent hand washing and sanitization by all is encouraged.
ATTIRE 
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