MSH at InterAction Forum 2014

June 10, 2014 - 12:00am - June 13, 2014 - 12:00am
Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW Washington, DC 20001

Join MSH at this year's InterAction Forum! As a co-sponsor of this year's forum, MSH is organizing and participating in three sessions.


Ending Preventable Child Deaths?

Wednesday, June 11, 1:45-3:15PM

Room 150A

Organized by the Global Health Working Group, co-chaired by MSH
Come hear lessons learned from the roll out of A Promise Renewed - USAID’s initiative to end preventable child deaths - in the Democratic Republic of Congo and hear what is next for the movement in countries such as Malawi and Uganda. This workshop will include a vibrant discussion around what has worked, what still needs to be done and the ways civil society organizations can impact this initiative.

Moderator:Martha Holley Newsome, MPH, Partnership Leader, Health and WASH, World Vision International

  • Katie Taylor, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Global Health, USAID
  • Katherine Rogers, Executive Manager, Director’s Office, Program Division Coordinator, Secretariat for A Promise Renewed
  • Shira Kilcoyne, Director, Government Affairs, Emerging Markets & Asia Pacific, GlaxoSmithKline


Role of Post 2015 Partnerships for Development Impact

Thursday, June 12, 9:00-10:30 am

Room 144A

Co-hosted by MSH and Save the Children
This session will examine the role of key actors in advancing the post-2015 agenda for health and the importance of collaboration and partnership. It will specifically discuss the role of the private sector, civil society and country government. All of these actors, in addition to donor governments, will have a role to play in shaping the post-2015 health agenda and then implementing it. 

Moderator: Catharine Taylor, Vice President, Center for Health Services | MSH


  • Ambassador Amina Salum Ali, Permanent Representative of the African Union to the United States
  • Michael Klosson, Vice President for Public Policy | Save the Children
  • Sharon D'Agostino, Vice President for Corporate Citizenship | Johnson & Johnson

This session is organized by the InterAction Health Working Group


Agency Level Measurement: Lessons Learned So Far 

Thursday, June 12, 9:00-10:30 am

Room 151A

A group of INGOs who have been engaged in efforts around ‘agency level measurement systems’ have come together to share their experiences and identify common challenges and keys to success.  Much has been learned and experienced in our industry over the years, and we feel the time is ripe to ensure this learning is shared beyond agency boundaries and informal networks.  This workshop will allow us to understand better as an industry what ‘agency-level measurement’ looks like, and give us a more unified voice when exploring ‘impact,’ ‘aggregation,’ and ‘outcomes’ at an organizational level.  Presenters will share collective findings that speak to the industry, and provide an interactive marketplace format for smaller groups to dig deeper into the systems and issues most relevant to individual participants.

Moderator: Christie Getman, Director, Monitoring and Evaluation | Lutheran World Relief


  • Muluembet Chekol, Senior Director, Monitoring & Evaluation and Knowledge Management | Save the Children
  • Barbara Willett, Director, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning | Mercy Corps
  • Hap Carr, Senior Advisor, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning | Catholic Relief Services
  • Juan-Carlos Alegre, Director, Results Management, Impact, & Learning | MSH


Seeing is Believing 

Thursday, June 12, 1:45-3:15 pm

Room 149B

This workshop will explore the effectiveness of taking Capitol Hill staff to see NGO projects 'in the field'. Discussion will center around the various methods used when planning these trips, the projects and conferences visited and the impact the trips have on individual staffers and their support for the work of NGOs.

Moderator: Crystal Lander, Director of Policy & Advocacy, MSH


  • John Ariale, Partner | Kyle House Group
  • Matt Leffingwell, Chief of Staff for Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) | U.S. House of Representatives
  • Alison MacDonald, Senior Policy Advisor for Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) | U.S. Senate