Goalmakers Annual Conference

December 8th and 9th 2021

The Goalmakers annual conference is the premier event for global development practitioners, funders, companies, and partners on the West Coast.

The past 18 months will be remembered as a period of massive global disruption and upheaval. The overlapping crises of the pandemic and social inequities have also created an opportunity to reset, re-imagine, and rebuild existing systems for a more fair and just future. Those in the global development community are responding to urgent and growing needs and re-evaluating their role in the world with a frame of inclusive, country-led development.

This December, Global Washington will convene “Goalmakers” whose work is critical to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Goalmakers are those who are singularly focused on building a more equitable, healthy, and prosperous world for everyone.

Goalmakers weigh the possibilities, they work in partnership with others who share their goals, they center equity inside their organization and in their programs, and they keep finding ways to move forward. They do not give up, because the stakes are simply too high to fail: fighting Covid and other deadly diseases; eliminating poverty and hunger, stopping climate change; educating the next generation; strengthening local economies; protecting human rights; safeguarding food supplies; delivering clean water.

These are not hopes and wishes. These are tangible goals. And they are achievable.

Judge Najla Ayoubi

Judge Najla Ayoubi
Chief of Coalition & Global Programs, Every Woman Treaty
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Ruth Sincinele Sakhile Bechtel

Ruth Sincinele Sakhile Bechtel
Vice President, Programs, VillageReach
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Igor Belokrinitsky

Igor Belokrinitsky
Principal, Strategy& United States, PwC
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Latanya Mapp Frett

Latanya Mapp Frett
President and CEO, Global Fund for Women
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Nikolaj Gilbert

Nikolaj Gilbert
President and Chief Executive Officer, PATH
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Rowlands Kaotcha
Global Vice President, The Hunger Project
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Abby Maxman

Abby Maxman
President & CEO, Oxfam America
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Jane Meseck
Former Senior Director of Global Programs, Microsoft Philanthropies
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Scheaffer Okore
Goalkeeper Advisory Board, Gates Foundation and Director of Policy and Advocacy, Women Political Leaders (WPL)
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Marina Pisklakova-Parker

Marina Pisklakova-Parker
Founder and Chair of the Board, Center for the Prevention of Violence
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Janti Soeripto

Janti Soeripto
President and Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children US
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Bettina Stix

Bettina Stix
Director, Right Now Needs and Disaster Relief, Amazon
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Michele Sumilas

Michele Sumilas
Assistant to the Administrator, USAID
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Atul Tandon

Atul Tandon
Chief Executive Officer, Opportunity International
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Rose Tchwenko

Rose Tchwenko
Ghana Country Director, CARE
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Ankur Vora

Ankur Vora
Chief Strategy Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
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