The Concordia Summit convenes the world’s most prominent business, government, and nonprofit leaders to enable effective partnerships for impact. Thought leaders and innovators gather at this global affairs forum to examine the world’s most pressing challenges and identify avenues for collaboration. The 2016 Concordia Summit will convene a diversity of opinions to discuss the power of partnership when tackling timely issues such as: cybersecurity and intellectual property, human rights and democracy, migration and emergency response, women’s empowerment and gender equality, forced labor and trafficking, international trade policy, and global health service delivery.
September 19, 5:45-7pm
A healthy workforce is vital to any economic growth strategy, and is dependent on functioning health systems and well trained and equipped health workers. Yet, the health workforce is under threat from violence, epidemic, and daily occupational hazards. During this session, we will focus discussion on threats to the health workforce, and the role of public-private partnerships to confront or mitigate those threats.
“Our mission is focused on helping the local health system and the health workers. If we help them do their job better, health outcomes will improve.”
Plenary: Epidemics Challenging Progress: Collaborative Opportunities to Stem the Tide
September 20, 9am-10:10am
Throughout history, epidemics have threatened development, and human exposure to new disease agents is increasing. From HIV or SARS, to Ebola and Zika, we continue to struggle with prevention, preparedness, early warning and containment-and our global interdependence is both a potential asset and risk. This session will explore drivers of recent epidemics, lessons learned from recent responses, and the role of public-private partnerships to prevent and combat future epidemics.
Roundtable: The Health Impacts of Migration
September 20, 11:30-12:30
Migration caused by conflict or natural disaster puts the health of displaced people at significant risk, and yet good health is critical to the resiliency of such populations. Critical to maintain positive health outcomes are well-functioning, supportive local health systems that can address both acute and chronic health issues. This roundtable will explore how countries and communities, with the help of the international community, can strengthen local health systems to meet the needs of displaced populations while maintaining critical health services for host communities.
Concordia enables effective public-private partnerships to create a more prosperous and sustainable future. As equal parts convener, campaigner, and idea incubator, Concordia is creating a new model for how a nonpartisan nonprofit can have a global impact.