Wednesday, May 8 | 10:30AM – 12:00PM

Playing in the Sandbox for Maximum Impact: Defining Collaboration Across Corporations, Governments, Private Sector, and Implementers

PRESENTERS: Tara Hogan Charles, The Procter and Gamble Company; Scott Higgins, Merck for Mothers; Myroslava Tataryn, Wellspring Philanthropic Fund; Rob Tashima, VilCap Innovations | MODERATOR: Janine Schooley, Project Concern International

As government and global priorities evolve, there are new and additional pressures as well as opportunities for overcoming challenges and maximizing the leverage and synergistic benefits that can come from true collaboration between among civil society, governments, corporate and other private sector actors. With ever increasing pressures on budgets, bandwidth and the drive for impact, more meaningful engagement with the private sector is essential, and practical means of achieving it is an increasingly high priority for CORE Group, its members and all others who are striving for more sustainable, community-led impact.  This exciting plenary brings together diverse perspectives to stimulate ideas for overcoming challenges, learn from what has worked and what has not worked, and strategize about what can be done to improve how we “play in the sandbox” for maximum impact.

Thursday, May 9 | 2:00PM – 4:00PM

The Power of the Private Sector at the Community Level: Partnerships and Innovation to Achieve Universal Access to CareP

PRESENTERS: Sam Gwer, Afya Research Africa; Malcolm Riley III, Innovation in Healthcare at Duke University; Whitney Adams, CARE; USAID Center for Innovation and Impact, Bureau for Global Health | MODERATOR: Caroline Quijada, SHOPS Plus Project, Abt Associates

The private health sector goes beyond corporations and includes service delivery providers that are innovating with business models to bring high-quality low-cost care to communities globally.  This session will highlight those innovations, how these businesses partner with government, as well as challenges faced and the critical role they play at the community level.