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    USAID has set ambitious localization targets and is strategically investing in innovative programming to achieve them. This important shift in USAID’s approach to development programming requires new forms of leadership within USAID, traditional implementing partners, and local organizations alike. How do we navigate these changing roles and foster leadership that truly enables locally-led development?

    Join us for an insightful set of conversations with USAID’s Sarah Rose, Senior Advisor for Localization; leaders from community organizations partnering with USAID’s New Partnership Initiatives; and two implementing partners with a shared journey of locally-led development within a traditional USAID capacity building program. These three mini-sessions will offer valuable insights into the complexities of respecting local leadership, addressing power imbalances, and building partnerships grounded in equity. Join us for illuminating conversations that inspire action towards a more inclusive and impactful approach to development programming.

    Speakers:
    Part 1:
    Sarah Rose (USA), Senior Advisor for Localization, USAID

    Part 2:
    Gabriela Gonzalez, Acceleration Liaison, New Partnerships Incubator
    Wendy Galvez, Direcciòn, Asociación Azul Originario
    Carmen Barco, Directora Ejecutiva, CEDRO
    Wendy Caishpal, Directora ejecutiva, Fundación Red de Sobrevivientes y Personas con Discapacidad

    Part 3:
    Marc Aguirre, Country Director, HOPE worldwide SA
    Christine Magezi, Country Representative, FHI 360
    Catherine Johnston, Sr. Advisor for Inclusion, The WILD Network

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