Rajiv Shah Talks Innovation in Development

August 24, 2010 By Jordan Smith

Last Friday, August 13th, nearly 500 people gathered at St. Mark’s Cathedral in Seattle, WA, to hear USAID Administrator Shah discuss the role of technology and innovation in development with a panel of leaders from the local development community.   In Administrator Shah’s opening remarks he emphasized USAID’s commitment to evidence-based development strategies and the need for scalable and sustainable solutions.  He was joined on the panel by Congressman Jim McDermott, Congressman Adam Smith, Dr. Akhtar Badshah of Microsoft, Dr. Christopher Elias of PATH, and Dr. Prema Arasu of Washington State University.  Sylvia Mathews Burwell, from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, moderated the discussion, which included questions submitted by audience members.  Read Global Washington’s recap of this event here

You can find photos, a recap report, and our blog post from the event on our website. Click here to watch the program .