Public-Private Alliance Foundation to Reduce Global Poverty
(Photo: Ambassador Zina Andrianarivelo-Razafy (left) and David Stillman.)
The guest speaker at the January 2009 Breakfast meeting was David Stillman, a founder and the first Executive Director of the Public-Private Alliance Foundation. David also consults on human security issues, peace-building, human rights, gender and United Nations system development cooperation. Working with the United Nations Secretariat from 1974 to 2004, as a Senior Officer in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, David also was an Advisor in the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Development Support and Management Services. In the mid-1980s he served as Assistant Resident Representative in Islamabad, Pakistan, with the UN Development Programme, responsible chiefly for agricultural programs. Before joining the UN David worked in Togo, Ghana and Kenya. Mr.Stillman holds a BA from the School of International Service of the American University and an MA and PhD in political science from Duke University.
Also participating in the the discussion was Ambassador Zina Andrianarivelo-Razafy, the Permanent Representative of Madagascar to the United Nations. Previously he was also Ambassador to the United States, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund.
As stated on the PPAF website: The Public Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to reducing poverty in the world by bringing together business, governmental, community, academic, United Nations and other interests. Through collaboration, we help stimulate entrepreneurship and commerce-related activities and encourage investment for sustainable development. Focusing initially on the Dominican Republic and Madagascar, our vision is to make a difference for human betterment.PPAF works in program areas including agribusiness, education, microfinance, health, information technology, remittances, renewable energy, and water and sanitation. It works closely with the United Nations for policies that advance public-private alliances.