with Hannah Ryder, CEO, Development Reimagined
Tuesday, 25 September, 2018
• 19:00 pm Doors open
• 19:30 pm Event begins
Polish Embassy in Beijing, 1 Ritan Rd, JianWai DaJie 建国门外日坛路1号
Hannah will share reflections on the outcomes of the most recent Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which brought 40 African Heads of State to Beijing from 3-4th September 2018. Hannah will discuss in particular outcomes in relation to finance, trade and environment, putting them in international context. She will also share her expectations for next steps by African and Chinese stakeholders over the next three years, and opportunities for constructive engagement in those by other partners.
Hannah Wanjie Ryder is the CEO of Development Reimagined, an international development consultancy and the first Kenyan wholly foreign owned enterprise in Beijing. She is also China Representative of ChinaAfrica Advisory and Senior Partner for the Made in Africa Initiative.
Hannah is a former Kenyan and British Diplomat and economist by training with over 15 years of experience. Over this period, Hannah spent 2 years leading a 20-plus UN team supporting Chinese foreign aid and cooperation; 6 years bolstering effective appraisal, design and evaluation of global development cooperation – including as UK Team Leader for the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC), another 2 years designing/evaluating UK aid private sector programmes in Ethiopia, Nigeria, Indonesia, and Korea – and also Chair of an OECD DAC Task Force; 6 years as a climate change negotiator including devising and managing the UK contribution to the World Bank Climate Investment Funds (CIFs); and she was also a co-author of the Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change.
Hannah is the recipient of numerous awards for her leadership in China and Africa and her contributions to gender/race diversity and is regularly invited to write for and appear on outlets such as Project Syndicate, the Guardian, CGTN and more.