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June 2022

Ukraine’s Tragedy is Now Global: Impacts on Food Security

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
WebEx

A joint presentation by the 1818 Agriculture and Rural Development Thematic Group and IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute) Summary: IFPRI has been monitoring the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on food security. High food prices and supply disruptions are hitting Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries like Egypt, Sudan, Yemen and Lebanon hard, partly due to their heavy dependence on wheat imports. We are delighted to have David Laborde, Joe Glauber and Clemens Breisinger from IFPRI and…

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BFSFCU’s Fraud Prevention/Financial Scams Webinar

June 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom Webinar

Please join BFSFCU fraud experts to learn about identity theft, different types of fraud, and common forms of scams. BFSFCU will guide you on various prevention methods and useful resources to protect your identity and your accounts. The presentation will cover: • COVID-19 Scams • Common Types of Scams and Fraud • Preventing Identity Theft • Taking Precautions Register here!

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Inclusive Recovery and the Future Role of the Bretton Woods Institutions

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Webex

A presentation by IMF Library, the WBG Library, the 1818 Society, and the Center for Global Development Join Masood Ahmed, current President of the Center for Global Development, and former staff at the IMF and the World Bank, for a thought provoking look at how the past will impact the future of the Bretton Woods Institutions. Even before the war in Ukraine, the recovery from the pandemic was projected to be fragile and uneven for most developing countries. In addition,…

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Reconsidering Sites and Services as an Approach to meeting Urban Development and Housing Needs in Rapidly Growing Urban Areas

June 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webex

This presentation is a continuation of the Urban & Water Thematic Group’s “Talk Shop” series. Synopsis: With African cities urbanizing rapidly, there is a growing appreciation that it is time to take a fresh look at the potential for ‘sites and services’ approaches to meet urban development and housing needs in these rapidly growing urban areas. The session will present guiding principles on designing sites and services projects for TTLs/operations teams that emerge from a study conducted by the Urban…

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Similarities and Differences in Confronting Global Food Security Crises in 2008 and 2022

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Webex

This event is co-sponsored by WBG Library, Agriculture & Rural Development TG, and WB History TG. Operational issues in food response are complicated. Join Christopher Delgado for a conversation on the main similarities and differences for food crises in 2008 and 2022. What lessons did the Global Food Crisis Response Program of 2008-2012 teach us for the overall strategic and operational response to global food crises and how does it impact planning for the future? Speaker:  Christopher Delgado is Senior Fellow,…

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Tech Tips for Retirees

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Webex

Back by popular demand, this training session is aimed at helping members with information technology, including the use of the Society’s website and email Weekly Updates and making better use of your home technology. It is a repeat of the April 27, 2022 session. This webinar will focus on the following areas: Overview of the 1818 Society Website Member resources Joining Thematic Groups, Hiking club, etc. New features on the Website Your home technology setup The event is sponsored by…

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July 2022

Retiree MIP Information Session with Aetna & CIGNA Dental

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WebEx

The World Bank Group HR Global Benefits team is pleased to invite you to an information session on the HQ Retiree Medical Insurance Plan (RMIP). This repeat session is for Retirees on the RMIP plan administered by Aetna and Cigna Dental. WBG HR Benefits Specialists will lead the sessions along with representatives from Aetna and Cigna Dental. Topics will include: Medical and Dental Care Coverage and Benefits, including an overview of common health plan terms, a review of plan options,…

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September 2022

Can Carbon Emission Reduction be harmonized with Economic Well-being?

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
WebEx

A joint presentation by 1818 Society Energy TG and Social & Environment TG.   The current, polarizing debate between priority given to carbon emission reduction rather than economic well-being has diverted attention from efforts to reconcile these objectives. The focus of environmental policy discussion must now shift towards providing incentives to align these objectives. Speaker: Miguel Schloss is President of Surinvest Ltda. and member of the Bretton Woods Committee. He was Chairman of the 1818 Society Chapter in Chile, Chief…

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Ecological Economics in Four Parables

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
WebEx

The 1818 Society World Bank History Thematic Group and the World Bank Group Library will host a webinar by Herman Daly, Emeritus Professor, School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland entitled Ecological Economics in Four Parables.  A parable of course is a little story that teaches a big lesson that opens one’s eyes. It depicts a different vision than the prevailing one. Part I contrasts the pre-analytic vision of ecological economics with that of conventional economics by recounting…

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Foundational learning outcomes of Arabic speaking children – Piloting a perceptually enhanced curriculum in Egypt

September 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
WebEx

Hosted by the Education GP and the 1818 Society Education Thematic Group Presenters: Fatma Abdelkhalek, Assiut University, Egypt, and Southampton University, UK Ray Langsten, American University of Cairo Discussant: Andreas Blom, Practice Manager, World Bank (HMNED) Chair: Robin Horn, Chair of the 1818 Society Education Alumni Group Description: The webinar focuses on a pilot study of innovative curricular mechanisms to improve learning outcomes of students in the Arab world. The Al Qasimi Foundation of Ras al Khaimah, UAE, developed a…

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