Mireille Cronin MatherHDC

Transforming Development:
New Actors, Innovative Technologies & Emerging Trends

Keynote Speaker

Mireille Cronin Mather
Executive Director, Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD)

Mireille leads FSD's work to achieve community-driven goals through asset-based development and international exchange in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, involving more than 300 partners, 200 projects, and nearly 300 students and professional volunteers annually. With academic and corporate partners, Mireille designs reciprocal programs and advises on community engagement frameworks.

Mireille’s nearly 20 years of experience span programs in 30 countries in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America, with fieldwork in a dozen. Prior to FSD, she worked with the Institute for OneWorld Health and USAID’s flagship child survival project (BASICS).

Also a consultant with both international and domestic organizations, she has recently served as a national mentor with Clinton Global Initiative University. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, the Atlantic, Travel & Leisure, and BBC World’s Best Documentary 2007, Kill or Cure: Kala Azar 2.