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January 2022

State and Trends in Adaptation in Africa–The Consequences of Climate Change in Africa and a Deep Dive on Solutions for the Urban and Water Sectors

January 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
WebEx Meeting

A Joint Presentation of the 1818 Society Urban & Water and Social & Environmental Thematic Groups on Climate Change. Speakers: Jamal Saghir worked at the World Bank for more than 25 years, where he was Director of Sustainable Development for Africa and Director for the Infrastructure Department. He is currently Professor of Practice at the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University, Montreal, Distinguished Fellow for Economics and Development at the American University of Beirut, and Non-Resident…

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Food For All: International Organizations and the Transformation of Agriculture – A Panel Discussion

January 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

A jointly-sponsored 1818 Society Agriculture and Rural Development TG, WBG History TG, and Library Session.   The book tells the history of international assistance to food and agriculture with a focus on the "Big Five" international organizations—World Bank/IDA, FAO, WFP, CGIAR, and IFAD- since the establishment of each organization and through their evolution with changing times, along with the concurrent changes in developing countries, including their progress on structural transformation from agriculture to manufacturing and service sectors. The book is…

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