- Alvaro Lario, President, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
- Masood Ahmed, President, Center for Global Development (CGD)
Please join us for a discussion with CGD President, Masood Ahmed and IFAD President, Alvaro Lario reflecting on his first 100 days in office. IFAD is the only multilateral institution focused exclusively improving the inclusivity, productivity, resilience, and sustainability of rural agriculture and food systems throughout the global south. It plays a central role in mitigating food security crises, along with the broader array of challenges associated with rural development. During this conversation, President Lario will examine the headwinds IFAD’s client countries face alongside concurrent crises related to food, energy, and access to finance on reasonable terms. What is IFAD’s role in helping its client governments respond to these challenges, adapt and become more resilient as climate change accelerates - while coordinating other governments and institutions to meet financing needs amidst developing country debt distress?