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Global Health, Pandemic: Tuesday, May 14, 2024. From Negotiation to Action: Strengthening Governance of and Building Financing for Pandemic Preparedness and Response














From Negotiation to Action: Strengthening Governance of and Building Financing for Pandemic Preparedness and Response






Tuesday, May 14

8:30am - 1:30pm ET
Spanish Cultural Center - Embassy of Spain
2801 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20009


About the event

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for robust governance and sustainable financing mechanisms for pandemic preparedness and response has never been more urgent. The multilateral response has so far been underpinned by a new Pandemic Fund, hosted by the World Bank. The pandemic agreement, which could provide a multilateral framework for action to facilitate prevention, preparedness, and response to new infectious disease emergencies, is currently in the final phase of negotiations. But the difficulties of these negotiations demonstrate the complexity of the elements at stake. 

This in-person seminar will convene an array of experts to discuss the governance and financing of initiatives relating to pandemic preparedness and response. In particular, the event will focus on the roles of the European Union and the United States

This event is co-hosted by the Spanish Embassy in Washington D.C., the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), and the Center for Global Development (CGD).

Visit the event webpage for the full agenda. If you have questions for our panelists, please submit them to









Javier Padilla, Secretary of State of Health & Cecilia Robles, Director General for the United Nations and Global Issues, Government of Spain



Panelists - Panel 1


    Hillary Carter, Acting Principal Deputy Coordinator for Global Health Security and Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State
    Jim Campbell, Director of Human Health Workforce, WHO
    Elisha Dunn-Georgiou, Pandemic Fund Civil Society board member
    Ciro Ugarte, Director, Health Emergencies, PAHO
    Javier Sancho, Head of Global Issues and Innovation EU Delegation to the US

Moderator: Gonzalo Fanjul, ISGlobal


Panelists - Panel 2


    Priya Basu, Pandemic Fund ED, World Bank
    Fernando Jiménez-Ontiveros, Director of Multilateral, Horizontal and Financial Cooperation, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation – AECID
    Nidhi Bouri, Deputy Assistant Administrator (PPR), USAID
    Pablo Ibarrarán, Chief of the Social Protection and Health Division, IADB

Moderator: Javier Guzmán, CGD

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