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Presentations at the workshop on "Diasporas and the business sector"

New York, 5-6 October 2006

Session I: Overview and setting the stage

Moderator: Mr. Rajat Gupta, Senior Partner Worldwide, McKinsey and Co


  1. Mr. Devesh Kapur, Professor and Director, Center for Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania
  2. Mr. Yevgeny Kuznetsov, Senior Economist, World Bank
  3. Mr. Chukwu-Emeka Chikezie, Executive Director, African Foundation for Development, AFFORD

Session II: Strengthening linkages and facilitating trade, skills and knowledge transfer

Moderator: Mr. Barry Herman, Senior Fellow, New School of Social Research


  1. Ms. Jennifer Brinkerhoff, Associate Professor of Public Information and International Affairs, George Washington University;
  2. Ms. Wanja Michuki, Chief Executive Officer, Highland Tea Company
  3. Ms. T.A. Banjoko, Head, Africa Recruit
  4. Ms. Molly Pollack, Executive Director, Chile Global
  5. Mr. Richard Tan, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Millennium Corporation

Session III: Channeling finance  

Moderator: Mr. Arun Kashyap, Private Sector Development Adviser, United Nations Development Programme


  1. Mr. Kai Schmitz, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Microfinance International Corporation
  2. Mr. Suni Munshani, Chief Executive Officer, Novitaz
  3. Ms. Marsha Wulff, Founder and Principal, Wulff Capital
  4. Ms. Lenora Suki, Associate Director, Center on Globalization and Sustainable Development, The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Session IV: Enabling policies and institutions

Moderator: Mr. Manuel Montes, Chief, Policy Analysis and Development Branch, Financing for Development Office, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations


  1. Ms. Nienke Stam, IntEnt
  2. Ms. Natasha Iskander, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Wagner School of Public Policy, New York University
  3. Ms. Lisa Curtis, Private Sector Adviser, Department for International Development, Government of United Kingdom
  4. Ms. Liesl Riddle, Assistant Professor of International Business and International Affairs, George Washington University

Conclusions and Next Steps


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