Keynote Speakers

Arsenio M. Balisacan
Secretary, National Economic and Development Authority, The Philippines

Dr Arsenio M. Balisacan is widely recognized as a leading economist and thinker on Asian development. His research interests include poverty, inequality, food security, rural development, globalization, and the political economy of policy reform.

Secretary Balisacan has served in the Cabinets of five presidents. He was previously Professor and Dean of the School of Economics at the University of the Philippines.

Masood Ahmed
President, Center For Global Development

Outgoing Center for Global Development (CGD) President Masood Ahmed will deliver the Mitchell Oration at the 2024 Australasian AID conference on the topic of ‘Development cooperation in a contested world’.

Masood Ahmed has been president of CGD for the last seven years, and before that held senior positions with the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the UK’s Department for International Development.

Miranda Forsyth
Co-Founder, DragonFly Thinking

One of the award-winning developers of DragonFly Thinking, Professor Miranda Forsyth from the Australian National University, will showcase how technology can help development practitioners engage with complexity and how new structured analytic techniques and novel frameworks, powered by AI, can help them consider different perspectives, generate dynamic analysis, and enable better foresight and decision-making.

The presentation will be delivered in conjunction with DragonFly Thinking’s partner in this work, the Development Intelligence Lab.

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