WAIPA CEO as panelist at The Inaugural Tobias Center Conference in Indianapolis, USA

Indianapolis, USA- From November 10 to 11, 2017 the Inaugural Tobias Center conference gathered  scholars, policymakers, practitioners, and NGOs for two days of focused discussion and critical reflection on policy relevant research related to international development.

WAIPA CEO Bostjan Skalar was invited to contribute as a speaker to the session on “Incentivizing Sustainable Development,” moderated by SGIS Assistant Professor Sarah Bauerle Danzman. “Reaching SDGs is dependent on each stakeholder at every level of global development committing to these goals in a true sense. The private sector is indispensable” he said.

The conference also featured a keynote speaker who has been influential in international development. Panels also included lessons learned from fifteen years of U.S. nation-building in Afghanistan as well as expert discussion on the main research clusters of the Tobias Center: measuring development; private investment for development; climate change and the environment, and development; and global public health. By bringing together key stakeholders in development study and practice, conference participants developed an agenda for collaborative research, best practices, and outreach in these areas moving forward.


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Published on Nov 13, 2017