USAID, Localization & Biz Dev: What does it mean for USAID Partners

  •  February 28, 2023
     8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

AidKonekt is excited to welcome Patrick Fine to this AidKonekt/Konektid USAID Market Series event to discuss USAID’s localization initiative. He is the former FHI 360 CEO, former USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator, Africa, and Brookings Institution Nonresident Senior Fellow.

Patrick authored the recent Brookings article “Rethinking the constraints to localization of foreign aid”. You can read that article here:

This conversation will be followed up by a discussion with Christy Hollywood, Konektid’s COO, on what this means for both new and established USAID implementing partners.

We will discuss:
– What are USAID’s localization priorities?
– How do these align with the New Partnerships Initiative?
– Does this push differ from previous initiatives like USAID FORWARD?
– How should USAID primes move forward given current conversation for local partners.

Event Draft Agenda
40 min – Localization & USAID discussion with Patrick Fine
10 min – Conversation with Christy Hollywood on what this means for USAID partners
10 min – Q&A

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Panelist biographies:

Patrick Fine
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Patrick Fine is an international development professional with deep experience in global health, education, humanitarian response, and building resilient communities. He has served in senior positions in both the public and nonprofit sectors, including as the CEO of FHI 360, one of the United States’ preeminent diversified global development nonprofits, and as the vice president for compact operations at the Millennium Development Corporation. A retired member of the career foreign service, Fine served as the senior deputy assistant administrator in the Africa Bureau and mission director in Afghanistan at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He is a frequent speaker and writer on international and human development.

Christy Hollywood
Chief Operating Officer
Konektid International

Christy Hollywood supports Konektid clients and consultants with skills honed during 20+ years of leadership in international development, professional services, and consulting organizations. She led a successful consulting firm of her own for 11 years. Previously, she served as Vice President for BD of Cardno (a large USAID and MCC contractor, since acquired) and held pivotal business development roles at KPMG’s Emerging Markets Group, RTI International, and PATH