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.
Conference Media Coverage
Judge Najla Ayoubi
Chief of Coalition & Global Programs, Every Woman Treaty
Ruth Sincinele Sakhile Bechtel
Vice President, Programs, VillageReach
Principal, Strategy& United States, PwC
Latanya Mapp Frett
President and CEO, Global Fund for Women
President and Chief Executive Officer, PATH
Global Vice President, The Hunger Project
President & CEO, Oxfam America
Former Senior Director of Global Programs, Microsoft Philanthropies
Goalkeeper Advisory Board, Gates Foundation and Director of Policy and Advocacy, Women Political Leaders (WPL)
Founder and Chair of the Board, Center for the Prevention of Violence
President and Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children US
Director, Right Now Needs and Disaster Relief, Amazon
Assistant to the Administrator, USAID
Chief Executive Officer, Opportunity International
Ghana Country Director, CARE
Chief Strategy Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation