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Thematic Parallel Session F1 Community-Driven Development (CDD) and Social Funds Programs II 14:00-15:30 May27
Community-Driven Development (CDD) and Social Funds Programs II
(Malawi, Zambia, Pakistan, Cambodia)

About the Session: Due to popular request and excellent experiences, two sessions are offered on CDD and Social Funds programs, each featuring different cases. This second session will feature the Rural Support Programs of Pakistan, working in 70 of the country's 106 districts; the Seila CDD program of Cambodia providing services to poor communities in all 24 provinces in the country, and a joint presentation of how the Malawi Social Action Fund and the Zambian Social Investment Fund have both achieved national scale. Each of these examples provides a "behind-the scenes" look at how they have attained their successes, with special emphasis placed on responsiveness to priorities selected by communities themselves. The session will be chaired by Mr. Wayne Silby, Chair of the Calvert Social Investment Fund, an innovator in the socially responsible investment funds field and in giving investment money a conscience.

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Program and Speakers

Chair: Mr. Wayne Silby

Mr. Sam Kakhobwe: Malawi and Zambia: Using Social Funds to Expand Infrastructure 
Case Study

Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan: Pakistan: Scaling Up the Rural Support Programmes
Case Study

Mr. Chhieng Yanara: Cambodia's Seila Program: A Decentralized Approach to Rural Development and Poverty Reduction
Case Study


About the Speakers

Mr. Wayne Silby is the Founding Chair of Calvert Funds, a $10 billion investment company group in Washing-ton, D. C. As President of Calvert Social Investment Fund, he is active in promoting innovative ways to give investment money a conscience. In 1987 he cofounded the Social Venture Network, a group of several hundred entrepreneurs and investors who look to further business as an agent for social change. Other cur-rent activities include Co-Chair of the Calvert Foundation, supervising the private equity program of Cal-vert Funds, and as Founding Chair of GroupServe Foundation, focused on providing collaboration tools to nonprofits. He also chairs the China Committee of the Grameen Foundation USA, on whose board he also serves. He received his BSE from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.

Mr. Samson Martin Kakhobwe has served as Executive Director of MASAF since its inception in 1995. Mr. Kakhobwe is an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. He is also Chairman of the Malawi Privatisation Commission. Before his appointment at MASAF, he served as Secre-tary to the President and Cabinet; Ambassador to Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Switzer-land and Ethiopia; and as High Commissioner to Zambia and Great Britain. In addition to his experience in those countries, he has lived in Lesotho where he earned a bachelor's degree in English and government.

Mr. Shoaib Sultan Khan served from 1994 to 2000 as senior adviser to the South Asia Poverty Alleviation Programme of the United Nations Development Programme. Since joining the civil service of Pakistan in 1955, Mr. Khan has been closely associated with policymaking and development planning in Pakistan. Early in his career he was deputy director of the Civil Service Academy, deputy commissioner for Kohat and Peshawar, commissioner of the Karachi Division, secretary for health, education, and social welfare in the government of the North-West Frontier Province, and director of the Pakistan Academy for Rural De-velopment. In 1972 he established the Daudzai Pilot Project of the Integrated Rural Development Pro-gramme in Pakistan. After serving as a consultant to the United Nations Centre for Regional Development in Nagoya, Japan, in 1978, he was UNICEF's consultant on the Mahaweli Ganga Development Project in Sri Lanka (1979-82). Mr. Khan earned his master of arts degree in English from Lucknow University and a bachelor's degree in law from Peshawar University. He later completed a course in public administration at the University of Cambridge.

Mr. Chhieng Yanara is currently the Secretary General of the Council for Development of Cambodia in charge of aid coordination and management. In this capacity, he coordinates preparation of the Consultative Group meetings on Cambodia. In addition, Chhieng Yanara serves as the Royal Government of Cambodia's focal point for the OECD/DAC Task Team on Harmonization, a member of the Supreme National Eco-nomic Council, and Secretary General of the Seila Task Force, the Royal Government's aid mobilization and coordination framework for support to the decentralization and deconcentration reforms.

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